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School Committee Releases FY14 Budget Dates, Invites Public Participation

The School Committee is released its FY14 budget timeline and is inviting public input.

The information below was supplied by the Wayland School Committee.

The School Committee invites the community to participate in its budget development process for the 2013-14 school year.

On Monday, Dec. 17, Dr. Stein, the Superintendent of Wayland Public Schools, presented his recommended operating budget for FY14 to the School Committee. You can see his presentation by going to http://waycamtv.pegcentral.com.

At this meeting, Dr. Stein presented three different budgets:

  • The Superintendent's Recommended Budget, which includes approximately $250,000 of targeted reductions from the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Budget
  • A Budget that meets the Finance Committee Guideline, which includes approximately $260,000 of reductions from the Superintendent's Recommended Budget
  • A 10 percent Reduction Budget, as requested by the Finance Committee, which includes approximately $3.346 million of reductions from the Superintendent's Recommended Budget

The following is the schedule for the upcoming School Committee budget work sessions, including a public forum.

  • Monday, January 7th
    • The School Committee will hold a public forum for the community to ask questions and provide input on the FY14 operating and capital budgets.
    • The Committee will hold its first budget work session to ask questions, debate priorities and potentially make changes to the operating budget proposal.
    • That same evening, the Committee will meet with the Finance Committee to review its FY14 capital requests. 
  • Thursday, January 10th; Monday, January 14th and Thursday, January 17th
    • The Committee will continue its budget work sessions for the operating budget at these meetings, if needed. 
  • Monday, January 22nd
    • The School Committee will present its recommended operating budget to the Finance Committee.

The School Committee encourages all community members to be a part of this process by attending these public meetings or by contacting any of the Committee members with feedback.

As always, you can contact any of the members of the School Committee directly. Thank you for your support.

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