Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
At the North Shore Board of Education/town meeting held last month, Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick presented the initial 2014-15 budget for the North Shore School District.
He outlined the budget goals for the next school year, and clarified that trustees and administration would maintain a budget that is responsive to current economic pressure and remains within the permissible tax levy limit; resources in the budget would be reallocated to fund initiatives aligned with the district’s vision and mission (e.g. IB Program and World Language Program); and the district will work collaboratively with the community in the preparation of the budget.
Dr. Melnick explained that the preliminary 2014-15 proposal is $97,101,191 (this is an initial draft).To remain within the allowable tax levy limit, trustees, in the months ahead, will still need to cut an additional $933,166 (approximately) from this proposal, resulting in a final budget of $96,168,075. Please visit www.northshoreschools.org under the Board of Education section to see Dr. Melnick’s complete initial budget presentation and the minutes from this meeting.
Upcoming BOE meetings are on the following dates in the high school library at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise): Feb. 13 (Budget Review), March 6 (Budget Review), March 20 (Budget Refinement and April 3 (Budget Adoption in the HS cafeteria). Meet the Candidates Night is Tuesday, April 24, in the HS cafeteria. The BOE/Town Meeting/Budget Reading is on May 8. Voter registration is Saturday, May 10 in the HS lobby, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.). The Budget/Tax Levy Vote and Election of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 20 in the North Shore High School gym from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Public participation is encouraged at the North Shore Board of Education meetings.