At its December monthly meeting, after the Amity Board of Education approved the audited financial statements for the school year that ended June 30, 2017, the board authorized Superintendent Charles Dumais to return to the district’s member towns a balance of $1,818,631. Bethany will receive $370,801, Orange will receive $886,400 and Woodbridge $561,430.
“I’ll add some context,” said Dumais. “The amount is actually larger than we originally thought – $1.7 to $1.8 million – based on P.O.s that had not been resolved from the prior year.”
“One thing to keep in mind is that when we look at state budgets, and what has been eliminated by the state in terms of funding to the towns, what we are returning to the towns far exceeds the total amount that the state has withheld from the three municipalities total. Not just education, but all municipal funding including education,” Dumais said.
The breakdown of funds is based on student population from each of Amity’s three towns.
By Melissa Nicefaro – Orange Town News Correspondent