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  • The 2024-2025 Tentative Budget was adopted at the March 20, 2024 Board of Education Meeting. This budget will continue to be refined until the Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget - which will take place at the April 24, 2024 Board of Education Meeting.

    We strongly encourage you to view the VIDEO and/or the presentation below to gain an understanding of our budget situation for the coming year.

    In Summary:

    After losing $22.4 million in aid over 7 years… 

    • AND cutting the budget in every area - including curriculum, activities and athletics…

    • AND postponing needed facilities improvements…

    • AND cutting 214 positions - including administration, certified and non-certified staff…

    • AND increasing class size…

    After bracing for a $806,460 S2 aid cut for the coming year - and learning we would instead be cut by $4.4 million (which is 15% of our current level of state aid)...

    After making some additional fiscally prudent reductions to the 2024-2025 Tentative Budget …

    We WILL NOT submit a budget with significant cuts - because doing so would sacrifice our ability to provide a thorough and efficient education for our students. 

    WE WILL be seeking another loan from the DOE to support our 2024-2025 budget.

    WE WILL continue to put our students first and ensure they have strong, enriching instruction and programs.

     


    VIDEO VERSION - March 20, 2024 - Tentative Budget Presentation

    Frame of budget video featuring Nicole Pormilli speaking

    TEXT VERSION - March 20, 2024 Tentative Budget Presentation

    Cover page of Tentative Budget Presentation showing chalkboard with title

    2024-2025 TENTATIVE BUDGET DOCUMENT

    first page of budget document

     

How You Can Help

Making Sure Our Voices are Heard

Opportunities for Public Input

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School

    Board of Education Meeting and Introduction of Tentative Budget


    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School

    Board of Education Meeting 


    NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

    6:00 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School

    Special Meeting: Public Hearing on Proposed Budget


    NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

    6:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Center, Jackson Memorial High School

    Board of Education Meeting


     

Questions About the Budget?