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.