Our FY20 budget request is available online and being sent to the Town for consideration. It includes an overall 2.16% budget increase which translates into a 4% town appropriation. Please review the FY20 Budget Executive Summary which outlines areas where we have maximized efficiencies, lowered costs, and expanded student supports. This document also outlines areas were costs have increased, the impact of a projected decrease in state aid to education, and the cuts triggered.
While this budget balances fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency, and contractual obligations, we cannot lose focus on our students, school and classroom resources, providing academic opportunities, instructional and social supports, and ensure safe and healthy buildings
We are making progress. On the most recent statewide RICAS assessments, North Smithfield Schools posted the #1 student growth rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In fact, North Smithfield Schools consistently ranks near the top in the state across multiple measures and assessments. We have expanded our student supports and intervention. We have developed High School Career Pathways and approved Career and Technical Educational Programs. We are improving our learning environments by renovating our facilities with work completed in-house and leveraging state reimbursements.
In summary, our buildings are looking better than ever. Our students are performing at the highest levels, posting the highest growth rates, and achievement gaps are narrowing. It is my genuine belief that our schools are our strength, and with community support and through continuous improvement, we will grow even stronger.
FY20 Budget Executive Summary:
All FY20 Budget Documents:
North Smithfield School Department
P.O. Box 72
Slatersville, RI 02876
P: (401) 769-5492 F: (401) 769-5493
Michael St. Jean, Superintendent
North Smithfield Middle School - Room 137
1850 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 02896