• Presentation and Comments from Budget Forums
    The Challenges for Change forum presentation, as well as comments from the Teacher Forum, Student Forum and Community Forum on 11/30 are all posted as attachments.  Click on the link to this post (above) and you will see all of the attachments.
    Posted Dec 10, 2010, 7:17 AM by Paul Irish
  • Budget Forums
    Tuesday, November 30th
    Miller Center
    co-sponsored by Ward 4/7 NPA

    Thursday, December 2nd
    Edmunds Gymnasium
    co-sponsored by Ward 6 NPA
    Posted Dec 3, 2010, 7:39 AM by Burlington Schools
  • Vermont Education Spending: The Facts
    According to a new report from the Public Assets Institute, education spending has remained flat since the 90's as a percentage of our state Gross Domestic Product.  Review the report 
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 5:30 AM by Burlington Schools
  • Board Seeks Input
    The Burlington School Board invites you to share your educational values and priorities as they draft the 2011-2012 budget in the context of our current economy and the state "Challenges for Change" law.  Let your commissioner know what educational quality means to you.  Commissioners want to hear what is most important to you as they evaluate the choices we face.

    View the "Budget Discussion Guide"" (Educational Quality Programs & Services currently provided)
    Review the "Nov 8 Budget Memo"  with estimated investments (attachment at bottom of page)
    Review the October financial update from Business Manager Michael Gilbar
    Review the current and prior year budgets
    Review the zero-based budget information (bare minimum expenses and educational quality programs + services)
    Click here for upcoming meetings
    Click here for School Commissioner Contact Information
    Posted Nov 19, 2010, 12:56 PM by Burlington Schools
  • Zero-Based Budget
    An ad-hoc committee was formed to develop a zero-based budget --- one that identifies the "bare minimum" our schools must provide by law, as a tool from which to develop this year's budget.  The board is currently discussing how to create the 2011-2012 budget, in the context of these tough economic times and the Challenges for Change targets.  Please review the work of this committee and share your priorities and values with your school commissioners.
    Posted Oct 13, 2010, 5:33 PM by Burlington Schools
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  • Background This year, we face increased budget pressures due to "Challenges for Change."  The Vermont Legislature passed a bill (H.792/Act 146) last session calling for voluntary budget reduction targets ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:57 PM by Burlington Schools
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Evaluating the School Budget

In January, 2010 the board created an ad hoc committee to develop the budget from scratch.  The committee built the budget by costing out the "bare minimum" that our schools must provide according to state and federal law.  This tool will be used by the board as they evaluate potential cuts to programs and services to meet the Challenges for Change targets.

Learn more about the Zero Based Budget Process and View the Presentation

Subpages (1): Zero Based Budget