Methuen School Committee OKs $91.5M budget

METHUEN — The School Committee voted Monday night to approve the district’s proposed $91.5 million operating budget for fiscal 2023.

The budget will now go before the City Council for final approval and represents a $7 million increase over last year.

Within the budget, $54.6 million has been earmarked for professional salaries. In addition, contractual obligations will be funded at $24.6 million while supplies and materials totaled $1.8 million.

Superintendent Brandi Kwong called attention to funding through the Student Opportunity Act. She said this has provided Methuen with $56.6 million in Chapter 70 money – a $7.9 million increase over last year.