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Winchester Public Schools seal

WINSTED — The Winchester School District will be presenting its proposed fiscal budget for Fiscal 2021-2022 at a virtual hearing on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. via the Zoom app.
Residents can join the presentation by clicking on this link:
Meeting ID: 796 667 1341
Passcode: 12345

Last year, the Board of Selectmen set the school district’s budget at $19,961,686.
The adopted budget was about $240,301 less than what was proposed by Superintendent of Schools Melony Brady-Shanley.
In mid-January, Brady-Shanley told the Board of Selectmen at a meeting that the school district will be losing $450,000 in Fiscal 2021-2022 due to the loss of state Commissioner’s Network funding.
The funding started in June 2015 after the state’s Department of Education put the school district under receivership.
The receivership, which included state oversight of the school district’s finances, programs, and operations, lasted until August 2017 when the town took back control of the school district.
She added that the district is expecting a decrease in an amount in carryover grants, along with state and other various grants, which estimated to be a $578,451 loss of revenue for Fiscal 2021-2022.