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Stoughton Schools Proposed FY14 Budget Document

The School Department’s proposed FY14 budget is just north of $39.5 million, an increase of about $1.8 million or 4.87% from the FY13 budget. Take a look at the budget document posted in the media gallery of this article.

The Stoughton Public Schools recently released a 33-page budget document, detailing the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget the School Committee approved, 4-0, at its Dec. 18 meeting (Dr. Erdem Ural abstained because his request to receive documentation showing how much of the FY13 budget had been spent to date was not met).

The proposed FY14 budget is just north of $39.5 million ($39,539,512), an increase of $1,837,738 or 4.87% from the .

According to the proposed FY14 budget document, the School Department aims "1) to preserve the programs and services we have, and 2) to begin to move the School District forward to a higher level of student achievement."

The budget seeks to:

  • Maintain current services programs and class sizes.
  • Not eliminate extra-curricular activities or increase in fees.
  • Replace lost positions to positively impact student achievement.
  • Add modest initiatives from the 3-Year Plan moving the district forward and improving achievement.
  • Implement Government mandates (Common Core Curriculum & Educator Evaluation Plan)

There are 12.7 positions in the FY14 budget that are not in the FY13 Budget, which are detailed on page 3 of the budget document.

This is very early in the budget process, and this budget still needs to go before the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and ultimately the Annual Town Meeting

The school’s budget document is posted in the media gallery above. It is also available by clicking here:

FY14 Proposed Budget.pdf

Dr. Erdem A. Ural January 04, 2013 at 10:02 PM
I am appalled that Stoughton School Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi and financial coordinator Jessica Denison refused my numerous requests for basic information I needed to do my job as an elected official properly. I cannot fathom how my esteemed colleagues were able to vote for the budget in good conscience, without knowing where our spending stood with respect to this year’s budget. This is another example of how the Stoughton school superintendent is out of control, and my esteemed colleagues on school committee are failing to do their job to supervise her. On behalf of the Stoughton residents, I will continue to demand, accountability, fiscal responsibility, transparency, and common sense.
Fiscal Conservative January 06, 2013 at 10:44 AM
As Nancy Pelosi sateted: "Pass it so you will know whats in it".

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