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NPS Budget Initial Proposal for Fiscal Year 2022: $ 77,418,227 vote: (6-1)
Yes: Haugland, Sonneborn, Fuxman, Collins, Brand, McDonough
Schedule for coming detailed budget meetings are:
January 11, Teaching and Learning Budget
January 25, Technology and Transportation Budgets
February 1, Curriculum Audits Wrapped Up (for our planning purposes)
February 1, Curriculum and skills recovery plans drafted (for our planning purposes)
February 8, Special Education/Circuit Breaker
February 22, Capital updates/Budget Overview Discussions
March 8, Budget Overview and Final Vote (tentative based on town scheduling of town meeting)
Comprehensive budget book will be published with line items and available on the NPS website the 2nd week of January.
FY21 Actual FY22 Proposed Percent Increase
$ 72,372,451 $ 77,418,227 6.97%
Note: FY21 Actual IS NOT the same as the FY21 Town meeting appropriation
Town Meeting Appropriation: $69,126,662 from spring and fall
Pre-Pay of special ed services - $1.9M
Additional funds from NPS (bus fees, ASAP offset, additional circuit breaker)
Why is the budget bigger?
Increase for transportation because bus contracts are anticipated to be higher because of losses for bus companies this year.
Pupil Services - or Special education increases - out of district inflation effect, NPS will not be able to pre-pay, money was taken out of the circuit breaker for FY21.
Building and Operations because of the new Kennedy
Normal Inflation and contractual commitments
Why can’t NPS rely on some of its own funds?
While the schools can sometimes fill gaps and holes with revolving accounts, they have been drained due to Covid.
Total Staffing Additions recommended: 11.6