Next year’s School Department Budget - Review of the FY15 School Department Budget Overview
On Tuesday, February 11th, we presented a revised school Department Budget at the School Committee meeting. This was a special meeting held primarily for the revised budget draft. This February draft is a RESUBMISSION of what was shared with the public in November and what was submitted to the Town Administrator.
It was rejected by the Town Administrator because it did not specifically delineate the cuts that would hold the budget to a 4% increase in the Local Appropriation - which was stated - is the law.
That November submission was truly one of the most comprehensive budgets this Administrative Team had put forth in an effort to show the community the direction and vision that we believe the School Department should aspire to.
This resubmitted budget meets the Town Administrator’s expectation to put forth a budget that is strictly dollars-based.
The School Committee voted 3-1 [with noted comments] to send on to the Town Administrator.
I believe it will reflect that we are headed in the wrong direction.
It is our belief - certainly the Staff, Administration, and School Committee - that your schools, your children - are your most important “assets” in your community. One of the most significant factors attracting people and businesses to a community is the quality of the local school system. I believe there is no other educational community in the entire state that has provided a greater educational, technological, social, and cultural “Return on Investment” – budget to results - for its community and taxpayers than the North Smithfield School Department.
Monday, February 24, 2014, a Special School Committee Meeting is scheduled to review next year’s resubmitted school department budget.
Attached is a PDF brief overview of the resubmitted budget.
All the supportive documentation will be placed on our web site Tuesday, February 18th.
|Re-Submitted FY 2014-15 Budget Overview Presentation [2/24/14]||653.31 KB|
Dear Parents of North Smithfield:
First, I want to thank you for entrusting our schools with your most valuable possession - your children. I am honored to be a part of a school system that truly values every child.
As the leader of your school district, I must deliver news, both good and bad. I ask that you click on the link below to read the attached letter because it details the following:
Please click on the link below to read an important message so that you can understand our situation. Most importantly, know that I am doing everything I can to prevent these cuts.
Please find important documents attached regarding the School Department's FY14 Budget.
|Notification of Deficit 1.27.14||191.15 KB|
|Corrective Action Plan 1.24.14||130.55 KB|
|Schedule A - Immediate Actions 1.27.14||72.02 KB|
|Deficit Notification from Business Manager 1.27.14||1.51 MB|