Budget Update 1 – 1/4/17

January 9, 2017

Budget Update #1 – RSU #38 School Board Budget Meeting, January 4, 2017

For the past several years at the start of the budget season, the RSU #38 School Board has developed a goal for the upcoming budget. The Board and administration use this goal to focus budget building and important budget decisions. The RSU #38 School Board meeting on January 4, 2017, marked the beginning of the FY18 budget development work. The Board participated in a goal building discussion. The agreed upon goal is as follows:

“Promoting student success in all areas, as we strive for academic excellence while maintaining fiscal responsibility.”

As in the recent past, budget meetings will be recorded and made available to the public on YouTube. Also, I will provide a budget update which will be available on the district website. The link for viewing will be provided in each update. I believe that it is important to be transparent during the budget development process and I believe that the updates will provide the citizens of our community the information they need to interact with the Board throughout the budget process and to make an informed decision when it comes time to vote.

The schedule for budget meetings is included as part of this update and as always, I strongly urge the citizens of RSU #38 to attend these meetings. There will be a sign-up sheet at each meeting for those who wish to speak at the meeting regarding the budget.

Sincerely,

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools