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Budget Development

The Board of Education begins planning the Public Schools budget approximately 18 months before it takes effect, publicly discussing needs and priorities. The Board establishes long-range planning guidelines, limitations and budget assumptions and priorities during the spring each year. See below for more information.

Budget Development Cycle (continued)

During the months of July through September, school principals, coordinators, and other administrators prepare and submit their budgets. From August through October, the Superintendent and staff review the budget requests and prepare the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget for the following school year.

The Superintendent presents the proposed budget to the Board of Education in November, after which the Board reviews it in depth, revises it where necessary, and then adopts it in December. The Board presents its approved budget to the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) in early February.

The budget is then reviewed by the BET Budget Committee along with the First Selectman’s proposed budget and presents a combined recommended Town budget to the full BET in March, at which time the Town budget is adopted by the BET. The proposed Town budget then proceeds to the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) and is reviewed by the RTM’s Education, Finance, and Budget overview committees as well as the 12 Districts. The RTM adopts the budget in May each year.

Funded primarily by local property taxes, the school budget is over 35% of the total town budget. Over 80% of the Board of Education budget is allocated to instruction

Follow the 2018-19 budget development process below:

2018-2019 Budget Development Schedule

The Budget Development Schedule area provides dates, times, and locations of important presentations, public hearing opportunities, and the decision time frame.

DATETIMELOCATIONMEETINGDESCRIPTION
11/9/177:00 PMCos Cob SchoolBOE Budget Presentation MeetingSuperintendent's Presentation of Proposed 2018-2019 Budget
11/15/177:00 PMGreenwich High SchoolBOE Business MeetingPublic Hearing Opportunity
11/27/177:00 PMCos Cob SchoolBOE Budget MeetingPublic Hearing on Proposed 2018-2019 Budget, 2018-2019 Capital Plan presented, Q&A
12/12/175:00 PMCos Cob SchoolBOE Budget MeetingPublic Hearing on Proposed 2018-2019 Budget
12/21/177:00 PMNorth Street School

BOE Business Meeting

Final BOE Public Hearing for Budget and BOE Action on 2018-2019 Operating, Capital & Food Services Budgets, & Tuition and Fees
12/31/17N/AN/AN/ABOE Budget Due to Town Finance Department
1/29/186:00 PMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteeFirst Selectman's Presentation of 2018-2019 Budget for Town Departments (other than BOE)
1/29/186:30 PMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteeBOE Presentation to BET Budget Committee on 2018-2019 Budget
1/29/187:00 PMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteePublic Hearing on 2018-2019 Budget
1/30/189:00 AMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteeBET 2018-2019 Operating and Capital Budget Reviews w/BOE
2/21/189:00 AMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteeBET Budget Committee's Consolidation Day
2/23/189:00 AMTown Hall Cone RoomBET Budget CommitteeDecision Day One
2/26/189:00 AMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET Budget CommitteeDecision Day Two - IF NEEDED
3/22/187:00 PMTown Hall Meeting RoomBET MeetingPublic Hearing on 2018-2019 Budget
3/26/185:00 PMTown Hall Meeting
Room
BET MeetingBET Action on 2018-2019 Budget
TBDTBDTBDRTM Education CommitteeBOE Presents 2018-2019 Budget to RTM Education Committee
5/TBD/18VariousTown Hall Various RoomsRTM Committee MeetingsRTM Committees Review 2018-2019 Budget
5/TBD/18VariousVariousRTM District MeetingsRTM Districts Review 2018-2019 Budget
5/TBD/187:00 PMCentral Middle SchoolRTM MeetingAction on 2018-2019 Budget


BOE = Board of Education BET = Board of Estimate & Taxation RTM = Representative Town Meeting

2018-2019 Budget Documents (and four years prior)

This Budget Documents area provides electronic versions of the proposed budget book, presentations, and other related documents as well as previous years' budget documents.

2018-2019 Budget Development Documents


11/9/17 Superintendent Presents Proposed 2018-2019 Budget to Board of Education
Superintendent's 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Message - An Executive Summary
Superintendent's 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Powerpoint Presentation
Superintendent's 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Book (257 pages)


2017-2018 Budget Development Documents

2/27/17 RTM Education Committee Meeting
2017-2018 Board of Education Budget Presentation

1/30/17 Board of Education (BOE) Presentation to Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET)
BOE 2017-2018 Budget - Powerpoint Presentation
BOE 2017-2018 Budget - Executive Summary
BOE 2017-2018 Budget - Budget Book (10.3 MB, 362 pages - REVISED 2/22/17)

12/8/16 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2017-2018 Budget Q&A Round II (Addendum)

11/21/16 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2017-2018 Budget Q&A Round I

11/7/16 Superintendent Presents Proposed 2017-2018 Budget to Board of Education
Superintendent's 2017-2018 Proposed Budget Message -An Executive Summary - REVISED 11/21/16
Superintendent's 2017-2018 Proposed Budget PowerPoint Presentation
Superintendent's 2017-2018 Proposed Budget Book (7.6 MB, 360 pages - REVISED 11/21/16)


2016-2017 Budget Development Documents

3/7/16 RTM Education Committee Meeting
2016-2017 Board of Education Budget Presentation

2/1/16 BET Budget Committee Meeting - BOE Presentation of 2016-2017 Budget
Board of Education Proposed 2016-2017 Budget Book

12/10/15 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2016-2017 Budget Q&A Round II

11/23/15 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2016-2017 Budget Q&A Round I

11/10/15 Superintendent Presents Proposed 2016-2017 Budget to Board of Education
Superintendent's 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Message -An Executive Summary
Superintendent's 2016-2017 Proposed Budget PowerPoint Presentation
Superintendent's 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Book (3.7 MB, 339 pages)
Appendix A - Program By Location Budgets
Appendix B - Location By Program Budgets


2015-2016 Budget Development Documents

4/6/15 RTM Education Committee Meeting - Presentation of BOE Budget
BOE Budget Presentation Powerpoint

2/2/15 (Rescheduled to 2/3/15) BET Budget Committee Meeting - BOE Presentation of 2015-2016 Budget
Board of Education's Proposed 2015-2016 Budget Book
Board of Education's Proposed 2015-2016 Budget - Executive Summary
Board of Education's Proposed 2015-2016 Budget Powerpoint Presentation

12/18/14 Board of Education Meeting
Action on 2015-2016 Budget

12/11/14 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2015-2016 Budget Q&A Round II

11/24/14 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2015-2016 Budget Q&A Round I

11/6/14 Superintendent Presents Proposed 2015-2016 Budget to Board of Education
Superintendent's 2015-2016 Proposed Budget Message -An Executive Summary
Superintendent's 2015-2016 Proposed Budget Powerpoint Presentation
Superintendent's 2015-2016 Proposed Budget Book (4 MB, 317 pages)
Appendix A - Program By Location Budgets
Appendix B - Location By Program Budgets


2014-2015 Budget Development Documents

2/3/14 Board of Education's Proposed 2014-2015 Budget to Board of Estimate & Taxation (BET)
Board of Education's Proposed 2014-2015 Budget
Board of Education's Proposed 2014-2015 Budget Presentation to BET (PPT)

12/12/13 Board of Educaton Budget Meeting
2014-2015 Budget Q&A Round II (posted 12/12/13)

11/26/13 Board of Education Budget Meeting
2014-2015 Budget Q&A Round I (posted 11/22/13)

11/7/13 Superintendent Presents Proposed 2014-2015 Budget to Board of Education
Superintendent's 2014-2015 Proposed Budget Message
Superintendent's 2014-2015 Proposed Budget Powerpoint Presentation
Superintendent's 2014-2015 Proposed Budget Book (8MB)
Appendix A - Program By Location Budgets
Appendix B - Location By Programs Budgets

Capital Budget

The Board of Education develops a 15-year capital plan based on the Board of Educations Facilities Standards and annual facilities audits. The funding request is made on an annual basis, submitted first to the Board of Education for approval in the Fall, it then goes through the First Selectman's Capital Improvements Project Committee (CIP). The CIP and, ultimately, the First Selectman determines which projects will be presented to the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET )in the Consolidated Budget (The Town of Greenwich Operating Budget, the Board of Education Operating Budget and the combined capital budgets for all town departments).

The BET is presented with the operating and capital budgets by January first each year. The BET's Budget Committee reviews the proposed budgets in January and February and then proposes any changes and/or conditions to the full BET at the end of February. The BET then holds a public hearing and votes on the consolidated budget (Operating and Capital) in March. The final phase of budget approval lies with the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) in May each year.

Board of Education 15-Year Capital Plan

2012-13 Capital Budget, Approved by Board of Educaiton 11/3/11

2011-12 Capital Budget is contained within the Operating & Capital Budget document/s

2010-11 Capital Budget is contained within the Operating & Capital Budget document/s

2009-10 Capital Budget is contained within the Operating & Capital Budget document/s

2008-09 to 2022-23 Revised , Approved by BOE 1-24-08
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