B'ville Board of Ed announces budget calendar

— The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education and administrators are beginning the development of next year’s budget several months earlier than usual in order to thoroughly analyze every aspect of the budget including expenditures, programs and anticipated revenues.

Community collaboration is a vital element in the budget development process. Residents have the opportunity to express their concerns and suggestions regarding the budget by participating in budget discussions at board of education meetings. At board meetings from Nov. 21 to Jan. 23, district administrators will present a different component of the 2012-13 budget to the board. At each meeting, the budget discussion will be open to the public for questions and comments after the board’s discussion.

Board meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School. The schedule of board of education meetings and the budget components to be discussed are as follows:

Nov. 21 – Transportation, facilities and debt service;

Dec. 5 - Athletics and a review of transportation, facilities and debt service;

Dec. 19 – Special education and a review of athletics;

Jan. 9 – Instructional and a review of special education;

Jan. 23 – Review of instructional and the presentation of the proposed 2012-13 general fund budget;

Feb. 6 – Budget review;

Feb. 27 – Budget review;

March 5 – Budget review;

March 19 – Budget review;

April 2 – Board of Education adopts budget.

Kelly Cary is the school information officer for the Baldwinsville Central School District.

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