In an effort to boost participation and engage more residents, we will be holding our first of three Budgeting 101 sessions on Monday, November 25th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Library located in the high school. The next two sessions will be December 9th at 6:30 pm and January 21st at 6:30 pm. During this meeting, we will cover the details of how our budget is developed, its constraints, mandates, contracts, and the other parameters that go into school financing. This information is essential to understanding the state-required 2020-21 budget presentations that will start at the February 2020 Board meeting. An informed and active group of residents can make a difference and we hope that these sessions reveal the types of decisions that school districts must make every budget session.
The annual school budget presentations will begin with a preliminary budget overview on February 10th. The Superintendent and the Business Official will make a detailed budget presentation on March 16th. The Board will adopt a final budget on April 21st, which will be up for the community vote on May 19th.
Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools