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:
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.
An overview of the process used in developing our recommended FY21 budget.
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.
The chart of accounts detailing over 200 lines of FY20 actual and FY21 proposed budget requests. It is very important to note the following:
- 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.
- 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%.
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.
A detail of all athletic costs associated with interscholastic sports at the Whitin Intermediate School and Uxbridge High School.
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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
FY21 Budget Development
Dear Uxbridge Community,
As we commence the 2021 school budget development process, we hope to share steps taken, data we use, and keep all stakeholders as included in the process as possible.
The first document that may be helpful in understanding the upcoming process is the FY21 Budget Calendar that was approved by the school committee on October 2, 2019.
Please feel free to reach out to School Committee Budget Sub-Committee Chairman Brett Pomeroy, Superintendent Frank Tiano, or School Business Manager Brian Hyde for more information.