Superintendent Proposes $140.5 Million School Budget – 5.66 Percent Increase

FRAMINGHAM – Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay is proposing a $140.5 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year.

The proposed budget, which still requires approval from the 9-member Framingham School Committee, the Mayor, and the 11-member Framingham City Council, is an increase of $7,528,872 over the current budget.

Tremblay said principals and administrators submitted requests that would have increase the current school budget by 12.7 percent, but that he plans to submit a budget that is a 5.66 percent increase for approval.

There is a public hearing on the budget scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

The School Committee earlier this year approved a new agreement with the largest union in the schools, and last night approved a a new agreement with the paraprofessionals and the secretaries unions.

The union contracts included changes that increase the salary line item for fiscal year 2020, also known as the 2019-2020 school year.

Of the $140.5 million proposed budget, $107,863,921 million will go towards salaries.

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Tremblay is the highest paid employee in the City at $221,000.

He makes more than the elected Mayor, who earns $185,978, but Tremblay makes less money than former Superintendent Stacy Scott, who earned
$261,035 in 2017.

Details on the proposed budget will be released later this week. in advance of the hearing on the budget.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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