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Office of Business and Finance Files
|Budget Calendar FY14.pdf||1/17/2013|
|FY14 Budget - Superintendents Message.doc|
The FY 2014 budget presented here will maintain the current momentum toward district and school improvement consistent with the core values and goals of the strategic plan. It is incumbent upon us as a district to provide more opportunities for students to be college and career ready as they exit their K-12 public education with the investment from the community in these financially challenging times.
|FY2014 Budget - 4.23.13.xls|
At the April 23, 2013 School Committee Meeting a 3% Budget was proposed to be approved at Annual Town Meeting. The School Committee voted 2-2 to approve the budget. The consensus was to wait for additional information on Chapter 70 funding before approving a budget.
|FY2014 Budget - SC Presentation A - 2.26.13.ppsx|
Presentation to the School Committee 2/26/2013
|FY2014 Budget - SC Presentation B - 2.12.13.pdf|
Presentation to School Committee February 12, 2013
|FY2014 Budget Foundation.xls|
A foundation budget is calculated for each school district, representing the minimum spending level needed to provide an adequate education. The foundation budget is adjusted each year to reflect changes in the district's enrollment; changes in student demographics (grade levels; low income status; English language proficiency); inflation; and geographical differences in wage levels.
|FY2014 Cherry Sheets Senate Final.doc|
The Cherry Sheet is the official notification by the Commissioner of Revenue to municipalities and school districts of estimated state aid to be paid and charges to be assessed over the next fiscal year.
|FY2014 Schedule 19 Budget.xls|
This spreadsheet shows the DESE Foundation Budget, Chapter 70 & District Minimum Contributions and Schedule 19 Town Services based on House 1 (Governors Budget) numbers.
|Mass Budget & Policy Center - A FY14 Budget - House.pdf|
In three days of debate, the Massachusetts House of Representatives took up the budget proposal offered by the Ways & Means Committee, passed a series of amendments, and finalized its own proposal for next year.
|Mass Budget & Policy Center - AA - The Governors FY14 Budget.pdf|
The top priorities in the Governor's budget for this coming year are Education and Transportation. Both those areas will receive significant new funding, and there will also be additional funding for Health Care, Public Health, and Local Aid.
|Mass Budget & Policy Center - Inc Tx & Budget Deficit.pdf|
Beginning in 1998, a number of significant changes were made to the state tax code. These changes played a major role in reducing taxes, along with the capacity to fund public edcuation in the Commonwealth.
|Mass Policy & Budget - Ed Reform at Twenty.pdf|
Ed Reform at Twenty:
What's Worked, What's Changed, and What's Next
Motivated by growing concerns that Massachusetts schools were not serving all students well, especially those in high-poverty districts, the state passed the landmark Massachusetts Education Reform Act (or Ed Reform) on June 18, 1993. Ed Reform made significant changes to school standards and accountability, structure, governance, employment policies, and the way schools are financed, which is the focus of this paper. In particular, it evaluates what has worked, what has changed, and what might be altered moving forward.
|Mass Policy & Budget - G -Tax Policy FY14.pdf|
The current state and local tax system in Massachusetts collects a greater share of household income from low and middle-income households than from upper-income households. The Governor's package would rebalance this slightly, by drawing new tax revenue predominantly from high-income households.
|Mass Taxpayers Foundation - FY14 Tax Revenues.pdf|
MTF President Michael J. Widmer presented the Foundationís economic and revenue forecast to members of the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees and the Secretary of Administration and Finance at their annual consensus revenue hearing at the State House.