The details of an agreement between the city of Shelton and Board of Education (BOE) could be announced today to help provide enough funds to pay for full-day kindergarten and to eliminate pay-to-play fees. Details of the plan had not been released yet as of early Friday, but appear to involve allowing the BOE to use capital bonding money on the city side to pay for certain capital expenses, freeing up some funds in the school system\u2019s operating budget to use for other purposes. Capital expenses cover assets that are supposed to last awhile, such as those involving buildings, technology, furniture, vehicles and various kinds of longer-term equipment. 'We're very close' Education representatives and city officials \u2014 including School Supt. Freeman Burr and Board of Aldermen President John F. Anglace Jr. \u2014 have been meeting in recent days to finalize the agreement, after the new city budget was approved last week by the Board of Aldermen. \u201cWe\u2019re very close,\u201d Burr said Thursday about a possible agreement being announced. Anglace agreed. \u201cThe people told us to get together and just work this out,\u201d Anglace said Thursday. \u201cWe\u2019re in this together.\u201d Two views of budget\u2019s impact The approved fiscal year 2014-15 budget left many major players on the two sides offering differing views on its impact \u2014 with BOE Chairman Mark Holden saying full-day K now was \u201cunlikely\u201d and eliminating pay-to-play fees also probably wouldn\u2019t happen, while Anglace insisted there was enough money in the budget for the BOE to accomplish both goals. Other funding challenges that may be impacted by the possible agreement include higher-than-expected school bus propane costs for both the current and upcoming fiscal years, and rising special education costs and building energy bills. School budget to go up 3.4% The BOE originally had requested a 5.4% spending increase, but will get 3.4% under the Board of Aldermen-approved budget. Lauretti had recommended a 3% spending increase. School officials have said full-day K would cost about $950,000 in its first year, but they need only from $350,000 to $450,000 in new operating money to make it happen. Some of the other full-day K expenses would be paid through the city\u2019s capital budget or be offset by teacher position reductions expected in other grades by declining enrollment.