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School FY2018 Budget Meetings April 6, 2017

posted Apr 10, 2017, 8:53 AM by Kate Bolton   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 8:58 AM ]

Thursday, April 6, 2017 was a busy day for School Leaders!  First we engaged in an afternoon workshop at the Wentworth Learning Commons.  From 1:30 to 6:00 pm, the Leadership Council presented details and context for their FY2018 budget proposal to the full School Board as well as guests from the Town Council.  This annual workshop gives us a chance to take a deeper dive into the work being done in each phase and department, and allows Board members to ask questions and learn more about the resources being requested through the budget proposal.

On Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, the regular School Board business meeting included another presentation on the Leadership Council's FY2018 budget proposal, including additional information on budget drivers and the loss of non-tax revenues, as well as a summary of realigned existing resources and requests for new investment.

Presentation slides are attached here; both meetings were filmed and will be available for viewing on the school website soon.

Instructional Technology

posted Apr 6, 2017, 8:50 AM by Kate Bolton   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 7:28 AM ]

We are excited to be able to report that, thanks to the investments made in recent budget years, we are now providing one-to-one computing devices K-12, giving all students in the Scarborough Public Schools access to the resources they need to thrive in a modern learning environment.  Attached is a presentation on the current state of instructional technology in our schools which was provided to the School Board in February of 2017 by Jennifer Lim, Director of Technology & Information Services for the Town and Schools. Streaming video of the entire meeting is available here: School Board Meeting February 16, 2017

Scarborough Teachers' Contract Analysis

posted Apr 6, 2017, 8:37 AM by Kate Bolton   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 7:26 AM ]

One of the significant budget drivers for the school department in FY2018 is the collective bargaining agreement covering our teachers and professional staff.  Attached is a presentation on the meaning, scope and impact of the agreement, which was provided by the Superintendent to the School Board in October of 2016 when the new contract was ratified.  Streaming video of the entire meeting is available here: School Board Meeting October 20, 2016.

Town & School FY2018 Budget Presentation of April 5, 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 6:04 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 1:44 PM by Kate Bolton ]

Please see the attached documents that were presented at the Town Council Meeting of April 5, 2017.  A presentation of the
Town & School Budget as presented by the Town Manager & School Superintendent to the Town Council.

Town of Scarborough FY2018 Proposed Budget

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:21 PM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 7:23 AM ]

We hope citizens will take time to look through the budget documents found here. Town and School leaders have collaborated to present a wealth of information in a narrative format, which seeks to balance the usual presentation of numbers with more accessible and readable material. We trust that citizens will benefit from the ability to link an understanding of Town and School programs and services with the resources requested through the budget process.  The first uploaded FY2018 Proposed Budget document is the new flipbook for those who want to view online only and the second Final FY2018 Proposed Budget document is a PDF only that may be downloaded and printed. 

Update: Deadline to Submit Your Question for the FY 2018 Budget Forum

posted Mar 30, 2017, 11:41 AM by Town Webmaster   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 12:48 PM by Colette Mathieson ]

"The last opportunity to submit questions for the Budget Forum will be "Noon" on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  If you miss the deadline please come to the Forum and submit your questions.  We will do our best to answer all submissions."                                                

The FY 2018 Budget Forum is scheduled for April 26, 2017 at the Wentworth School cafeteria at 7:00 PM. This event is an opportunity for the Town and School Finance Committees to present brief overviews of their respective, proposed budgets, then participate in a Q & A with the public.

Budget Forum Format Survey Results

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:35 AM by Town Webmaster   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

The Budget Forum Format survey is now closed. Special thanks to all who participated! Click the link below to view the results of the survey.

Budget Forum Format Survey Results

Joint Town Council/School Board Finance Committee

posted Jan 24, 2017, 9:29 AM by Kate Bolton

The Joint Town Council/School Board Finance Committee was established in 2015 to facilitate greater Town/School collaboration both during the budget building process and in other fiscal planning for the community as a whole.  With the guiding principal of "One Town, One Budget", the Joint Committee has worked to encourage macro-level discussion of the issues facing Scarborough. The committee has made commitments over the past three years to:
  • Engage in multi-year, strategic fiscal planning, with focus on community growth, valuation projections and debt.
  • Invest in incremental increases in service delivery for all Scarborough citizens.
  • Provide new opportunities for community involvement in the budget process: publish a comprehensive narrative budget document; create a web portal for information & updates; hold a public Budget Q & A Forum.
  • Strive for predictable, sustainable budget growth and property tax increases.
  • Develop metrics to analyze the value and impact of investments over time.
Attached are the meeting norms adopted by the Joint Committee for the FY2017 budget development process.

Budget Meetings & Workshops

posted Jan 24, 2017, 8:56 AM by Kate Bolton   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:59 AM by Colette Mathieson ]

The budget development process for the 2017-18 fiscal year has already begun!  Once again this year, the Town Council and School Board Finance Committees have established a schedule of joint meetings to allow us to continue the important work of crafting a budget that serves all members of the Scarborough community.  Many Town Council and School Board public meetings throughout the next few months will feature important budget discussions and information for the public.  We encourage you to come and be involved!  For more details please see both the FY2018 Budget Development Calendar and the FY2018 Department Budget Review Schedule attached here.

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