The Board of Education voted last week to approve the 2015-16 operating budget developed by Superintendent Kevin Smith. In doing so, the Board “takes ownership” of the budget, and will work to refine the proposal before it is presented to voters at the May town meeting.
Before I get into the specifics, I’d like to thank those residents who have taken the time to involve themselves in the budget process. The Board is truly grateful to those who attended our December “Community Conversation,” the January public hearing, or who have emailed with their comments. I can’t stress enough how important this feedback is — the Board truly does listen to what members of the community have to say.