Glastonbury Board of Education

Budget

Board Votes on Final 2019-2020 Budget

On April 8, 2019 the Board of Education voted on the final education budget for next school year. Accounts from the Board's originally projected budget from January needed to be reduced by $570,000. This was to accommodate projections that have increased since January (e.g., increases to electricity, natural gas, and special education). In addition, the Town Council reduced the budget by $459,052, for a total of nearly $1.3 million in reductions.

The Board chose to reduce areas they felt would impact student instruction the least. The following budget lines were chiefly impacted: transportation (one fewer bus), operations and maintenance, education and technology supplies, paraprofessional staff, and two high school teachers. The Board monitors class sizes throughout the spring and summer. They will make any necessary adjustments to accommodate enrollment.

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

Board of Education Budget Archives