Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Our human resources are our most important asset"

The Milford Daily News reported on the School Committee budget review on Tuesday in part as follows:
School Committee Vice Chairwoman Sue Rohrbach commended Goodman and other administrators for presenting a clear, well-developed budget. 
"Every year we have a budget presentation … and you walk away saying, ‘We should have done this a little differently,’" Rohrback said. "But this is the first year where I think we really hit the nail on the head." 
Sabolinski said officials built the budget conservatively, attuned to the state of the town’s "economic climate." 
"We are calling this a level-service budget," she said. "This is our third consecutive year of not reducing any teacher positions."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1433795577/Franklin-School-Committee-reviews-FY-14-budget#ixzz2NPZu3P6k

The detailed budget package can be found here.
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/03/fy-2014-franklin-public-schools.html

The school budget will move to be reviewed by the Finance Committee in a budget hearing on Thursday, March 14 before moving to the Town Council for their budget hearing and final approval. The budget needs to be approved by Jun 30 and will begin with the new fiscal year July 1, 2013.

The current budget hearing schedule for the Finance Committee (Wed Mar 13 and Thu Mar 14)
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/03/spring-green-for-budget-season.html

Note the fiscal year (FY) is usually referred to with the year ending in Jun. So this current budget is called FY 2013. The new budget for next year is called FY 2014 because it begins July 2013 and ends in June 2014.