NORWICH – The Norwich City School District has a budget for the 2016-2017 academic year that district officials say maintains and even adds to programming while continuing the district’s high standards for instruction.
The $41.29 million spending plan calls for a 1.8 percent tax levy increase to foot the district’s programming and operational expenses for the coming year. That means the average taxpayer with a $50,000 home in the City of Norwich will pay a $28 increase in their tax bill while homeowners in the Town of Norwich will see an average increase of $32.50.
The proposed plan carries an increase in spending of nearly $882,000 over the 2015-2016 budget. According to Superintendent Gerard O’Sullivan, the budget adheres to the Norwich Board of Education’s two consistent goals of providing high quality instruction to all students, and monitoring a comprehensive fiscal plan.