The administration has presented its first draft of the proposed 2015-16 school budget and has discussed anticipated revenues, state aid estimates and the proposed tax levy during recent Board of Education meetings. Michele Psarakis, executive director for finance and operations, said the district’s goal is to remain under the allowable tax levy cap while maintaining current educational programs, clubs and sports.

“We are still waiting to hear about state aid, but our intention is to present a budget that remains within the allowable cap while reinstating sports and clubs not included in the current budget, but funded through a separate grant secured by Senator Boyle." Psarakis said.

The Board of Education encourages residents to become informed about the district’s proposed 2015-16 spending plan by attending the scheduled budget workshops and public hearings. Community members are encouraged to cast their vote on May 19 to help determine the future of the district.

Tuesday, Feb. 24            Board of Education meeting; Board review/ discussion of Budget Draft #2 and the Property Tax Levy Limit, 8 p.m.     

Tuesday, March 3            Budget Presentation – Board Room (Large Group Instruction room, if necessary), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10            Board of Education meeting; further review and discussion of Budget Draft #2, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24            Board of Education Meeting; Board discussion/review of Budget Draft #3, 8 p.m.
                                       Budget Presentation – Board Room (Performing Arts Center, if necessary); 7:30 p.m.
    
Tuesday, April 14            Board of Education meeting; final review and adoption of the 2015-16 Proposed Budget, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12             Board of Education meeting; Public Hearing of 2015-16 Proposed School Budget, 8 p.m.
                      
Tuesday, May 19            School Budget Vote and Trustee Election 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.