Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Seeking Public Input on FY17 School Budget

Over the next few weeks the MERSD School Committee and the District Leadership Team will be focused on developing our initial 2016-2017 district budget proposal.  This version of the budget, known as the Tentative Budget, represents our initial assessment of needs for the following fiscal year.  Throughout December and January, MERSD will gather input from stakeholders through public hearings and work collaboratively with the towns to refine projections and determine the final budget request.  Given a successful override last spring, a multi-year budget model, and a commitment to work within the confines of Proposition 2 ½, MERSD starts the process in a strong position to meets its budget objectives.

Throughout the process we are guided by the following goals:
  • Position MERSD for continual improvement of educational program
  • Manage Enrollment
    • Strive to meet School Committee class size guidelines
    • Serve increasingly diverse student educational needs
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility
    • Seek internal efficiencies to offset growth needs when possible
  • Meet local, state and federal responsibilities while controlling growth

Please visit the MERSD Budget Page for information about our budget process, a complete budget season calendar, and budget documents

Please join us for the Tentative Budget Hearing on Wednesday, December 9th.  We welcome your participation and input as we navigate the budget process and work to deliver a budget that positions MERSD for continued growth.  

December 9th – Public Hearing on the Tentative Budget 
7:00pm / MERMHS Library
 This event is meant to provide the community with an opportunity to learn, to ask questions, and to provide input on our FY17 Tentative Budget Proposal.