Superintendent of Danbury (Wash.) Schools Sal Pascarella has proposed a "work in progress" spending plan for 2012-13 of $122.1 million, which is $7.2 million or 6.33 percent more than current spending.
Pascarella said anticipated savings could reduce the final number by $1.5 million, to a $5.7 million or 4.99 percent increase.
"We're still working on a number of negotiations," Pascarella said Wednesday. "We're hoping for some renegotiated numbers on our insurance."
Pascarella presented his working plan to the Board of Education on Wednesday night. He's been working with his staff and the finance committee of his 11-member school board on the plan.
Finance committee chairman Richard Jannelli emphasized this plan was a work in progress.
Pascarella is "advising the board and bringing them up to speed," Jannelli said, but there is still a lot of work to do.
The school board will discuss the budget plan with the City Council on Jan. 31, and Pascarella will present it at a community forum Feb. 6.