Monday, January 11, 2016

Important Budget Information

Superintendent Doherty is providing multiple ways to share information about the FY17 budget to the Reading Community.  A summary of key information is included in his blog post here:

Additional meetings and information below:

Upcoming Meetings
We will continue to inform Staff and Community about the FY17 Budget Process in this newsletter and the Pathways Blog.  The upcoming budget meetings are as follows:

Reading School Committee Budget Meetings (All Meetings Begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices)
·         Monday, January 11th-Overview of FY17 Budget, Administration and Regular Day Cost Centers
·         Thursday, January 14th-Special Education, District Wide Services
·         Thursday, January 21st-Public Hearing, Town and School Facilities
·         Monday, January 25-Final School Committee Vote

In addition to the meetings above, the Superintendent of Schools will be holding two budget presentations for parents on Tuesday, January 12th (6:30 p.m., Coolidge) and Wednesday, January 13th (6:30 p.m., Parker).  Both presentations will be the same.  Child care will be provided.

There will also be a Financial Forum of the School Committee, Board of Selectmen, and Finance Committee on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Reading Senior Center.  The topic will be the FY17 budget and future budget discussions.  This is a public meeting and all are encouraged to attend.

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