Budget Drop In Sessions – Evening Dates Added

Good Afternoon,

As you may remember, an initial round of informal ‘drop in’ budget meetings were scheduled early in March, prior to the School Committee voting a final budget on March 13th. These sessions had no specific format or agenda, but gave an opportunity for anyone from our communities to come and ask questions about our current budget, or spending on education overall. These were scheduled during the day at each town’s public library in an attempt to offer a different time and venue, as the vast majority of our budget meetings occur in the evening at the high school or in town halls. Those who did attend the meetings shared that the opportunity for informal discussion was helpful and should be repeated. Further, there were several who shared that they could not make a daytime meeting, but would like to attend an evening session.

To that end, we have scheduled another round of these drop in meetings in each town in April and May, prior to that town’s Annual Town Meeting. We have reserved the space from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, but since there is no formal presentation, please feel free to drop in at any time during that window to join the discussion.

  • Newbury Public Library – Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
  • Rowley Public Library – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
  • Salisbury Public Library – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM  :  Facebook Event
If you have any questions about these sessions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I will be in attendance along with Michelle Cresta, our School Business Administrator and several School Committee members. I look forward to a conversation about our schools and the funding challenges we face as we strive to remain a district that meets the needs and challenges all students!