Welcome to the information page for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget process. Our goal is to create a variety of resources to help our school community understand and knowledgeably discuss our possible budget for next year.

Documents

2018-2019 School Report 

Full packet – 2019-20 Proposed Budget 12.3.18 (added 12/4/18)

Budget Intro Letter (added 12/4/18)

Budget Calendar FY20 (added 12/4/18)

Projected Enrollment Data (added 12/4/18)

Initial Proposed Reductions (added 12/4/18)

Revenue (added 12/4/18)

Historical Tax Rate Calculations (added 12/4/18)

Proposed Budget (added 12/4/18)

2018 Budget Process Presentation from Superintendent (added 12/6/18)

Version 2 of Budget Proposal 

Version 3 of Budget Proposal

___________Materials After Failed Vote___________________________________

Memo to School Board: Ways to Think About Fiscal Restraint and Community Outreach  (Shared 3/11/19, added 4/9/19)

Memo to School Board: What is Lost in Potential Cuts? (Shared 3/18/19, added 4/9/19)

Memo to School Board: Overview of Budget Materials and RIF Reminder (Shared 3/18/19, added 4/9/19)

Budget Postcard to Community for Vote 2 (anticipated mail date 4/10/19, added 4/9/19)

This is a digital copy of the budget summary postcard that is being mailed to voters.

Videos

Vermont School Funding System by the Vermont School Board’s Association (added 12/4/18–originally created 11/6/17)

School Board Meeting 12/3/18 (added 12/6/18)

___________Videos After Failed Vote_________________

School Board Meeting 3/11/19 (added 4/9/19)

This meeting includes a discussion on the failed budget voted and possible steps forward. The budget conversation starts at the 12:08 mark in the recording.

School Board Meeting 3/14/19 (added 4/9/19)

This meeting includes more budget discussion. This includes the superintendent’s suggested next steps, potential budget cut targets, and an information campaign with the community. The budget dialogue starts at the 1:55 mark in the recording.

School Board Meeting 3/18/19 (added 4/9/19) (MINUTES ONLY)

While no SAPA-TV recording exists for this meeting, the minutes are available by clicking above. Budget topics include the board discusses the potential prioritized cut list and potential voter confusion due to the wording of the school budget article.

School Board Meeting 3/19/19 (added 4/9/19)

During this meeting, the board comes to a decision about the next budget number that will be sent to voters for the second vote. The dialogue includes discussion of high school class sizes, Vermont school funding rules, administrative costs, ways to consider reductions, instructional coaches, and central office cuts. The conversation starts at the 2:05 mark of the recording.

Puggy’s Corner (filmed on 3/29; added 4/9/19)

On this episode of SAPA TV’s Puggy’s Corner, Superintendent Zach McLaughlin, Chief Financial Officer Rick Pembroke, and School Board Chair Ed Caron discuss the new budget proposal for the 2nd Budget vote on Tuesday, April 30th. Total Running Time 57 minutes.