Community Input on the 2019-2020 Budget

The RSU5 School Board will be voting on the 2019-2020 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget at the Board Meeting on March 27th. At the March 20th Board meeting, I will give a brief review of the proposed budget before deliberations begin with the Board of Directors. At this meeting, there will be two opportunities to have your voice heard. Prior to the start of the Board meeting, from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., you will have an opportunity to meet informally with members of the Board to ask questions. The second opportunity will be during the Board meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.  After a brief review of the budget we will be taking public input and questions. The meeting will be held at the Freeport High School Library.

We have proposed a budget that we believe to be fiscally responsible and that will lead to increased student achievement. We welcome your feedback to our proposed budget. Budget information can be found on the RSU5 website under Budget 2019-2020.

In addition, after the School Board votes on the budget on March 27, 2018, there will be three opportunities for the public to ask questions about the budget before the Annual Budget Meeting on May 22, 2019 and the Budget Validation Referendum on June 11, 2019. These “Dine and Discuss” sessions will be held as follows:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Durham Community School
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Pownal Elementary School
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Freeport High School

We look forward to your continued participation in the budget process.

Sincerely,
Dr. Becky J. Foley
Superintendent of Schools





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