2013 - 2014 Budget Information
The Board of Education voted unanimously on March 21, 2013 to adopt the FY 2013-2014 budget in the amount of $31,856,239 which represents an increase over the current fiscal year’s budget of $592,296 or 1.89%.
The FY 2013-2014 Board of Education budget is the 5th consecutive year that the Board has prepared a budget that represents less than a 2% increase over the previous year. The budget balances the economic challenges of the community with the needs of the school system to prepare all students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for success in a rapidly changing world. The Board of Education and Superintendent are confident that the budget represents an appropriate balance between our expectations for our children’s education and the resource pressures facing the town.
This budget was developed with a focus on the district’s four strategic goals and aligning our resources to achieve improved student learning outcomes. This is accomplished through strengthening and identifying organizational and operational efficiencies, strengthening the district’s human capital and professional learning, continuing to promote safe, supportive and engaging learning environments for all children, aligning resource allocation in curriculum development as the district implements the Common Core State Standards, and investments in technology as the district transitions to a digital learning environment.
To illustrate the above guiding principles the 2013-2014 Board of Education budget includes:
- $430,000 of net recurring savings in health insurance through plan design efficiencies accomplished in collective bargaining with SEA;
- $72, 865 net recurring savings through analysis of non-certified functions reducing 2.0 FTE;
- Website and email conversion and infrastructure changes to virtual server environment;
- $137,527 for the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten to support transition to Common Core State Standards
2013-2014 Superintendents Budget Presentation - PDF | 2013-2014 BOE Budget Recommendation - PDF