Were you caught unawares by school budget issues back in 2017? There were a number of potential budget reductions and cuts (like QUEST, full-day kindergarten, elementary school librarians, and world language teachers, etc.) that threatened what we love about our schools. The new CT biennial budget will begin in 2019, and there will be school budget presentations and workshops by WHPS Board of Education starting in March 2019.
Join us for an invaluable workshop that will help you understand the LOCAL education budget so you can be informed and empowered to advocate for school funding.
Understanding the LOCAL Education Budget
This workshop is designed to prepare you for budget season. Beginning with understanding the flow of funding from the state to local districts, we will then look at the local education budget. Where do I find our budget? How long and detailed is the budget? What can I easily take away from it? What is difficult to find in the budget? How do I ask questions about the budget and whom do I ask? We will look at some of the documents that we can find online so participants can become comfortable participating in the local education budget discussion. This workshop will be offered twice:
- Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Board Room, Noah Webster Library
Max capacity of 20 for this session at the library, please register on Eventbrite:
- Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Braeburn Elementary School
Questions? Please contact:
Gigi Belen, PTB (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Yukiyo Iida, Norfeldt PTO (email@example.com)