The Region 12 public hearing on the 2012-13 budget will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Shepaug Valley middle/high school on South Street in Washington.

The superintendent's budget proposal approved by the Board of Education is $21.35 million, which would represent a .46 percent increase -- $563,076 -- over the present fiscal year.

The budget breakdown by town would be Bridgewater, $4,896,540; Roxbury, $6,672,301; and Washington, $9,546,035.

--Susan Tuz