To the Editor:

It's budget time again and the board of education wants another large increase.

We closed a school last year and the budget has still gone up this year and last.

We are told that the medical coverage is the biggest reason.

It's time the increased medical costs are passed on to the employees and not the taxpayers.

Board of Ed employees have very good coverage and don't pay anywhere near what people pay in the private sector.

My medical cost went up again this year and I didn't receive a raise in my income.

Now it also looks like either my state or local taxes are going to increase to fund the $1.2 billion the state will pay for the Connecticut teachers pensions this year.

I say vote “no” for the board of education budget.

Richard Tomascak

New Milford