BOE Budget

Board Approves Next Year's Budget

At the January 7, 2019 Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to adopt a $109,158,898 education budget for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an increase of 3.6% to the current operating budget. The increase is attributable primarily to contractually required employee salary and benefit increases as well as increases in our utilities and special education expenses.

The Superintendent and the Board of Education will present this budget at the Annual Town Meeting on January 24, 2019 at 7 pm in the Town Hall Town Council Chambers. The Board will then meet with the Board of Finance and the Town Council to discuss the education budget and the Town Council will vote on the final budget later in March. The Board welcomes and encourages citizen input on its budget.

Upcoming Budget Meetings

Thursday, January 17, CIP Workshop, Riverfront Community Center, 6 pm

Thursday, January 24, Annual Town Meeting, Town Council Chambers, 7 pm

Tuesday, March 19, Final Budget Hearing, Town Council Chambers, 7pm

Board of Education 2019-2020 Budget Documents/Presentations (Next Year)

Budget Development Process

September

  • Administrators/program managers develop staff requests
  • Staff requests and justifications complied by Central Operations staff
  • Reviewed by superintendent
  • Administrators/program managers budget request discussions with Superintendent

October - November

  • Superintendent and staff review and budget information
  • Central Operations prepares budget information for Superintendent's Proposed Budget document

December

  • Distribute Superintendent's Proposed Budget
  • Superintendent's Proposed Budget reviewed by Board of Education members

January

  • Board of Education holds public workshops
  • Board of Education makes recommendations on budget changes
  • Completion of Board of Education budget changes
  • Approval of Board of Education budget
  • Preparation of budget document for presentation to the Town
  • Annual Town Meeting/Presentation of Town and Education Budget

February-March

  • Respond to Town Council and Board of Finance questions
  • Town Council Meeting/Approval of Town and Education Budgets

Board of Education 2018-2019 Budget Documents/Presentations (Current Year)

Board of Education Budget Archives