What shapes the budget? Board hears preliminary budget presentation

The Schalmont Board of Education reviewed what informs the budget process at its Feb. 25 meeting. Among the many items that influence budget development are the needs of our student population, the financial capacity of the community, the results of the previous year’s exit survey, and the governor’s budget proposals.

For example, beginning in 2020-21 – the Governor Proposes consolidating “Services” aids. This includes BOCES, Transportation Aid, Instructional Materials Aid, and other smaller aid categories. Services Aids would not be tied to actual expenses but would be a flat rate based on inflation and student count.