Both town and school operations are expected to end 2017-18 in the black, with a modest surplus of about $300,000 projected as the fiscal year winds to its June 30 close. \u201cWe expect to end the year in the positive,\u201d Acting Superintendent of Schools Rob Miller told the Board of Finance on Tuesday night, June 19. Controller Kevin Redmond later offered a thumbnail sketch of the projected year-end surpluses. \u201cI heard the Board of Education say $75,000; $220,000 on the town side, so ... I\u2019d say it\u2019s $300,000\u201d Redmond said. \u201cAll in all, not terrible.\u201d At the end of the school fiscal update, finance board members had praise for Miller\u2019s work presenting financial information after the school system\u2019s former technology director took over following former Superintendent Karen Baldwin\u2019s mid-year resignation. \u201cIt really was a breath of fresh air, getting the kind of information we needed,\u201d said Dick Moccia. \u201cYou handled it well, and you deal in facts \u2014 it really was a breath of fresh air,\u201d agreed Jessica Mancini.