Next Steps in the Budget Process
Dear Members of the Brighton School Community,
We have continued to develop next steps in the budget process and I’m writing tonight to provide you with an update and to ask for your input. If you’ve already had a chance to do so, thank you for taking the time to provide input through the Thought Exchange. It will be open for comments through tomorrow at 5 p.m. Please click here to share your thoughts. https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#260540908
The Board of Education will be meeting on Tuesday, May 28 with public session beginning at 5 p.m. The Board will be presented with a summary of the community feedback received and their legal options for next steps. The Board will then engage in a workshop discussion of options for a revised spending plan. Opportunities for public comment will be provided multiple times during the evening. The plan is to reach a consensus that evening in preparation for a formal presentation of a revised spending plan to be considered by the Board of Education at another meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. A regular Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. A budget hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. and a vote on a revised spending plan will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Brighton High School.
During the coming weeks, we will again host budget open houses. These informal opportunities will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about the revised plan and the potential impact on future budgets. The dates and times for the open houses can be found below.
I will also be sending you an update like this or simple reminders on May 28, June 3, June 10, and June 17. We will also be sending out a condensed and revised budget newsletter with additional information.
Thank you for providing feedback and for being a part of the process. We will continue to do our best to develop a spending plan that supports excellence in programs and services while honoring the expectations of the community for the present and the future.
Kevin C. McGowan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Budget Open House Information
(all meetings in the BOE room)
May 30 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
June 4 11 a.m.
June 5 5:30 p.m.
June 11 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
June 17 10 a.m.