DENVILLE, NJ – Denville School Superintendent Steven Forte presented the Denville Board of Education proposed 2019-20 budget to the members of the Denville Town Council on April 9.

The overall proposed budget for the ensuing school year is $ 33,552,532, up from last year’s budget of $33,293,621. Some of the budget increases are attributable to special education costs, mental health services, legal expenses that were budgeted based on actual spend, facilities projects and health benefits.

Owners of an average home in Denville will pay about $95 more per year in taxes under the proposed budget.

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As in prior years, most of the budget covers salaries and benefits. Some illustrative categories covered include:

-- $187,250 for technology

-- $26,000 for security funds increase

-- $250,144 for buildings and grounds

-- $525,592 for curriculum

Forte was especially pleased that a full-time Class III Officer would be assigned to each of the three schools, which increases the budget from $35,000 per officer to $42,000 per officer.

The next meeting of the Denville Board of Education is scheduled for April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Denville Municipal Hall, 1 Saint Mary's Place, and will include the public hearing on the 2019-20 budget.

The next scheduled Town Council meeting is April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Denville Municipal Hall. is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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