$1.34 million increase in Monomoy's draft school budget

Harwich to pay for a larger piece of the pie
The new Monomoy High School.

According to Monomoy school officials increases in fixed costs will mean a $32.39 million budget for fiscal 2014. The bump in costs is a 4.3% increase over this year's spending.

This represents an increase of 4.3 percent, or nearly $1.34 million, over the current year’s spending plan.

Of the assessment increase to cover the $1.34 million, Harwich's will be greater than Chatham's as more students from Harwich will be attending Monomoy.

District Superintendent Carol Cragin told the Cape Cod Chronicle, "The increases are related to fixed costs. There are no additions."

The increase to both towns is more than either originally budgeted for--$13,035 over Chatham's budget and $650,000 more than Harwich anticipated, according to the Chronicle.

Read the Chronicle story here.

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