W-L school district Proposed budget has decrease

WILTON – The proposed 2009-10 budget for the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District is a decrease of 1.1 percent.

The decrease of one staff member plus several other staff changes cover the increases in new contracts, leaving the budget plus warrant articles “level funded,” town business manager Dan Starr said.

On Thursday, the Co-op Budget Committee presented the proposed budget and warrant to 14 residents, 12 of them from Lyndeborough.

The budget, which will be voted on at the annual district meeting on March 6, totals $5,961,469. Additional costs for the teachers contract is $62,263 and for the support staff is $6,097.

Both contracts are for one year because of the possible combining of the three school districts in Wilton and Lyndeborough into one cooperative unit. That question will also be voted on at the meeting on March 6.