City and school officials have come to an agreement to reappropriate a surplus $60,000 from the 2010-11 education budget to reinstate freshman sports in the 2011-12 school year .
The money was set to be returned to the city.
Mayor Mark Boughton and school finance director Elio Longo agreed Thursday that the $60,000 they identified while closing the year's accounts could be used for the program that serves about 260 freshmen each year.
The money needed to keep freshmen sports alive in Danbury was always available...hell, the fiscal year for 2010-11 school year ended IN JUNE.
It's a sham that the mayor, city council, and MOST IMPORTANTLY the Board of Education wasted parents time and energy as they worked tirelessly to raise the money needed to keep freshmen sports alive.