Claremont Schools Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin presented what he described as a compromise budget to the city’s school board Wednesday.
His plan would cut the district’s budget for the coming fiscal year, but less drastically than the board has requested.
The school board is looking to budget cuts as a mechanism to keep Claremont’s property taxes in check. The city has the highest tax rate in the state, while about one in seven Claremont residents live in poverty.
Residents packed the school board’s meeting Wednesday, speaking on both sides of the issue.