On Tuesday, the Board of Education heard feedback on a proposed budget. Feedback came from the Board of Finance, RTM Finance and Budget Committee, and RTM Education Committee. All three groups came to the same conclusion: the 2.75% increase year to year was simply too high. Recent events have actually pushed the increase to 3.01%, and the Board of Education is left looking for ways to come up with a more acceptable budget number. As the board went through the budget line by line, offering places that cuts might be made, board member Dennis Maroney asked for a discussion that left some mouths in the room agape.
Maroney asked for discussion on the possibility of entirely eliminating boys and girls freshman and JV athletics in Darien schools.