Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The School Committee is considering three budgets, with a fourth option in the wings, and wants to hear what
Tuesday, January 15
We are writing to solicit community feedback on the current School Budget discussions for the 2013-2014 school year. The School Committee is considering the following 3 budgets presented by Dr. Stein in December. Detail can be found at http://wayland.sharpschool.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1036352/File/Superintendent/FY14%20Budget/Budget_Book_FY14.pdf: A fourth budget option under consideration is a Maintenance of Effort Budget. A Maintenance of Effort Budget is one in which the school system offers the same level of services in the 2013-2014 School Year that students benefited from during the current school year. Essentially, this takes into account any enrollment changes, required increases in special education or English language …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
In a matter of months, residents will make budget decisions for Fiscal Year 2014 in Wayland.
It's budget season in Wayland, which means there are numbers galore flying around ... and just as many opinions about those numbers. On Monday night, selectmen voted to support three budget initiatives -- funds for a new police officer, funds for a new firefighter/paramedic, and funds to allow WaylandCares to continue when its grant funding runs out in September. The first two items, the new officer and new firefighter/paramedic, received unanimous support from selectmen. WaylandCares funding, however, generated sparks and, ultimately a 3-2 vote in its favor. WaylandCares is requesting that the town provide $102,000 to sustain the organization, which focuses on youth substance abuse prevention. The funds would support two, part-time …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Wayland selectmen voted on three budget initiatives under their purview -- funding a new police officer, funding a new firefighter and funding WaylandCares.
Wayland selectmen Monday night had no trouble coming to unanimous agreement on supporting funds for a new police officer and new firefighter/paramedic in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, but supporting funds for WaylandCares was another story. Selectmen were asked to consider a $102,000 initiative in the FY14 budget to fund WaylandCares, a youth substance abuse prevention program that has been funded by grant money during its tenure in Wayland. In mid-2011, selectmen voted to create a WaylandCares Sustainability Advisory Committee tasked with examining the work of WaylandCares as well as ways to keep the organization going when its current grant funds run out in September 2013. The committee, member Deb Cohen said during the comment session …