CITY SCHOOL BUDGET SEEKS HIKE
NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City Elementary School Board will ask voters to approve a school budget with a 6.44 percent increase. The board presented the proposed budget to the city council Monday evening. Principal Stephen Earley said the city school board is asking for slightly more than the state average, which is a 5.5 percent increase."We are unique in that we're growing," said Earley. "It's not just little growth; we are growing a good deal."More students mean more state reimbursement. For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 21, 2013.