Middleboro officials thought they were going into the May 24 town meeting with a balanced budget of $73.4 million. But the schools are asking for over $1 million more than was budgeted and Superintendent Roseli Weiss isn’t ready to talk about making any cuts.
The Chairman of the Board of Selectman Allin Frawley blames the state for insufficient funding.
Finance Committee member Richard Pavadore said his committee will bring a balanced budget to town meeting, but that could go up in smoke if someone attempts to increase school funding.
The key is to work it out before town meeting, Pavadore said. He said any additional funding for the schools will have to be taken from other departments and town meeting have to reconvened until a balanced budget is reached.