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Compensation and Benefits

Manchester School Board Approves Superintendent's Budget

MANCHESTER — The board of education approved the school superintendent's recommended budget for fiscal year 2016-17 with no changes.

The spending plan would climb about $2 million, or 1.9 percent, from the current $109,147,246 to $111,247,460. Approved at the board's meeting Tuesday, the budget now goes to the board of directors for final approval.

District employees' salaries and benefits make up almost 80 percent of the proposal, which Superintendent Matt Geary released last month. The total proposed increase in district employees' pay is about $2.2 million, a 3.5 percent increase over current spending. Much of that increase is contractual, Geary said.