UPDATED FY21 BUDGET February 4, 2020

  • The Superintendent has amended the FY21 Budget based on updated Special Education Out of District Enrollment and the recent anouncment of Four Staff Retirements. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Superintendent of Schools or Business Manager with questions or comments.  

Superintendent Tiano's FY21 Budget Memo with Embedded Links to Important Documents

  • Dear Uxbridge Residents,

    On behalf of the Uxbridge Public Schools, we would like to wish you and your family a happy new year and the very best in 2020. As we welcome the new year, we are excited to share the next fiscal year’s budget with you.  For the past five months, our school department has been carefully and thoughtfully drafting our financial plan for Fiscal Year 2021. 

    Included with this memo, is a budget proposal with supporting documentation that we believe will support us in providing for the needs of our students and their families in our community for the next school year.   Please find the following seven document links that will guide you through our FY21 Uxbridge Public Schools budget proposal:

    Strategic Plan Overview

    The District has spent much of the past year engaged in the creation of a three-year Strategic Plan.  This is an overview of said plan.

    FY21 Budget Calendar 

    An overview of the process used in developing our recommended FY21 budget.

    FY21 Executive Budget Summary 

    A summary explaining the preliminary budget proposal.  It contains a General Summary, School Committee Goals, Anticipated Revenue, Budget by Educational Level and Program, Major Variations and Public Review and Process.

    FY21 BUDGET 2019.12.23 

    The chart of accounts detailing over 200 lines of FY20 actual and FY21 proposed budget requests.  It is very important to note the following:

    1. Four line items have a $1.00 appropriation in FY21.  These are either “new” lines per Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  accounting changes or place holders for proper appropriation.
    2. The Operational Services Division is required by M.G.L. Chapter 7, Section 22N to submit an “estimated rate of inflation for social service programs” to the Commonwealth Superintendents by October 1st each year for consideration in budget planning.  We have received notification that estimated rate of inflation for Fiscal Year 2021 is 2.72%. 

    FY21 Budget Expense Sheets 

    This is our Budget Book.  It is a 140 page back up to each and every expense line found in the FY21 Budget 2019.12.23 spreadsheet. 

    FY21 Athletic Budget

    A detail of all athletic costs associated with interscholastic sports at the Whitin Intermediate School and Uxbridge High School. 

    FY21 Budget Presentation 

    This presentation was made to the Uxbridge School Committee on January 8, 2020. It is a helpful visual depiction of all necessary budget information.

    It is our sincere hope that the Uxbridge Public School department’s $23,329,223 General Fund request, a 4.12% increase, is easy to understand and meets the needs of the Uxbridge community.  Feel free to contact either one of us, ftiano@uxbridge.k12.ma.us or bhyde@uxbridge.k12.ma.us, with questions regarding the administration's FY21 budget proposal.  You can also come to the UPS Budget Hearing and Discussion scheduled at Uxbridge High School on January 22nd at 6:30PM.  As always, we thank you for your continued support.  

FY21 Athletic Fees and Pre-School Tuition Rates Set

  • The School Committee voted to approve the following FY21 Fees and Tuitions at their January 22, 2020 meeting:

    ATHLETICS - Per Sport

    UHS     $150.00
    WIS     $100.00
    LATE FEE     $25.00

     

    PRESCHOOL TUITION - Annual Rate   

    5 day Full Day     $7,000
    5 day Four(4) Hour     $5,800

    5 day AM     $4,000
    5 day PM     $3,880

    3 day AM     $2,500
    3 day PM      $2,350

Budget Sub-Committee Meeting Change

  • The next School Committee Budget Sub-Committee has been moved a day later to Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.. Public comment on the Superintendent's FY21 Budget will be welcome. Join us!

School Committee sets FY21 Budget Goals

  • The School Committee set FY21 Budget Goals at their November 13, 2019 meeting and has directed the administration to prioritize the following five areas while building the FY21 budget:

     1.  Maintain Optimal Class Size

    2.  Enhance Instructional Technology

    3.  Further District Goals

    4.  Provide Professional Development to Enhance Staff Capacity

    5.  Ensure the Health and Wellness of Students and Staff 

Capital Improvement Project Requests

  • Capital Improvement Projects are critical to the health and wellness of our students and staff. 

    Identified projects provide overdue and much needed care for the school facilities and also protect Uxbridge's schools assets to maintain value over time. 

    Three documents that have been created to aid understanding of current and future needs are attached:  Recent Past Projects, Current and Future Projects and a Project Rationale

    Again, should you have any questions or comments, please reach out to School Committee Budget Sub-committee Chair Pomeroy, Superintendent Tiano or Business Manager Brian Hyde by clicking on their links below.

    Go Spartans!

FY21 Budget Development

FY21 Budget Documents

FY20 Budget Documents

Budget
Last Modified on February 11, 2020