The town budget process in Ridgefield can be confusing. The following provides clarity on the journey of the Board of Education (BOE) budget.
The BOE approved its proposed operating budget for 2017-18 on Feb. 27 with a total YTY increase of 3.48%. The Town Charter requires the Board of Selectmen (BOS) to review and potentially make a non-binding recommendation to the Board of Finance (BOF) regarding the proposed BOE budget. This year the BOS nonbinding recommendation is to cap the BOE budget at a 2.5% YTY increase.