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: