The school committee voted to approve a budget proposal of over $45.3 million, a 6.6 percent increase from last year, for fiscal year 2015, according to the Sun Chronicle.
About 80 percent of the proposed budget would pay teachers and administrative staff salaries, over $36.5 million. The budget would pay for 10 additional positions in the school system, including four teachers at Mansfield High and an assistant superintendent. A large portion, about 20 percent, would go to special education.
Other items covered in the spending package include transportation, new computer and electronic parts, and new textbooks. School committee members will discuss and revise the plan before the budget is presented to voters at Town Meeting this spring.