Bethel School Budget

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Members of the Bethel Budget Committee, including State Senator James Manning, study the district proposal before approving the plan in a unanimous vote.

After expressing concern about the lack of funding and going over the spending proposals for every department, the Bethel Budget Committee has approved the budget plan for the coming school year.

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the plan at its June 26th meeting.

The district faces a $2.3 million budget gap but intends to avoid increasing class sizes by instead using budget reduction days.

The budget tentatively calls for 10 budget reduction days. The Bethel Calendar Committee will meet next week to determine which days to cut, and develop a plan to restore those days should funding become available.

You are encouraged to email your legislators (Rep. Julie Fahey and Sen. James Manning…he’s on our budget committee!) and let them know your thoughts. They want to hear from you, and it’s likely you have something to say.

The Bethel School Board is seeking community members interested in serving on the District’s Budget Committee.  There are three openings and all are for 3-year terms.

The Budget Committee provides budget advice and direction, examines the District’s entire budget, and recommends a budget to the School Board.  The School Board will select applicants to fill positions. Applicants must be a registered voter and must live within the boundaries of the Bethel School District.

To learn more about the Budget Committee call 541-689-3280.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on November 4.

A public meeting of the Bethel School District Budget Committee will take place Monday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m., at the Bethel Administration Building.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to take comment from the public on the budget for the 2016-17 school year. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place, and any person may appear at the meeting and discuss proposed programs with the Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 9th at the Bethel School District Administration Office.

Two public meetings of the Bethel School District Budget Committee are approaching, in which the budget for fiscal year 2015-16 will be discussed.

The meetings will be held at the District Administrative Office Board Room, 4640 Barger Drive, on May 11 and May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meetings is to receive the budget message, review the district-wide budget, and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 11 at the Bethel School District Administration Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

These are public meetings during which deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting to provide input to the Budget Committee on funding for district programs.

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