The reportedly approved the 2012-2013 school budget on Monday.
The $100,226,554 budget, which still must be approved by the Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting, represents a 2.17 percent increase over the current one.
The board reportedly worked over the previous week to reduce the by $331,000.
According to a report in The Hour of Norwalk, the board was able to avoid two controversial cuts — eliminating sixth grade French instruction and reducing K-5 physical education instruction — by making some last minute adjustments to the budget. Parents, teachers and students had vociferously opposed the cuts during a recent public hearing.
The proposed budget also reflects the elimination of five secretarial positions for a savings of at $230,000 — a cut that Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon reportedly lamented during Monday’s meeting.