The School Committee has a budget workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020. This is the second one this year. Recall five of the seven members were new to the committee for the first workshop held in January 2020 (pre-COVID-19) was both learning experience as well as preparation for the FY 2021 budget cycle.
The world has changed a little bit since January 2020. The School Committee is now somewhat more 'experienced' albeit during this pandemic period. This workshop is designed to help them prepare for the FY 2022.
(Note: the fiscal government calendar runs from July 1 to the next June 30, with the year called as the ending June year. So we are operating in Nov 2020 in the FY 2021 fiscal budget and planning for the budget that would fund operations for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 - hence FY 2022).
There is a lot of information in the prelease packet for this workshop. To continue to frame the budget process is this overview.
|budget process overview|
The full agenda doc (with links to supporting material and connection info) can be found https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/budget_workshop_agenda_0.pdf
From the archives: the audio file and notes from the first workshop Jan 14, 2020
- Jan 14,2020 (budget workshop) (audio) https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/01/fm-192-school-committee-budget-workshop.html