Barrington’s $16.3 million share of school budget comes to 73%

GREAT BARRINGTON— The proposed budget for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District in its current preliminary state would be asking for $22.2 million in total from its three towns. For Great Barrington in particular, if this school budget and the similarly preliminary town budget were both passed in their current state, the town would be surpassing its levy limit—the maximum amount of property taxes it can take in—by about $28,000.

With this in mind at the school committee’s budget presentation on Feb. 15, superintendent Peter Dillon agreed to research and show what an additional $250,000 in cuts would look like:

“There’s always more to do and there’s always more to look at. I think we’ve presented a thoughtful budget that meets the educational needs of the district.

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