Something very exciting took place in the Middlebrook Media Center last Monday evening, something that signals the start of a new way of going about our work, as we begin the process of developing a budget for the 2015-16 school year. That special something, was a “community conversation,” whereby all Wilton residents were invited to meet with Superintendent Smith, Board of Education members, and members of the district’s administrative team.
Dr. Smith scheduled the event as a way to solicit community feedback as we begin to build next year’s budget. Our goal is to create a transparent budget process, whereby community members are fully engaged in the process, and are kept informed as the budget moves through its development process. Although the event did not garner the level of participation we had hoped for, we were certainly impressed by the highly motivated and well-informed residents who did attend.