At the January 7th ConVal School Board budget hearing, Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders presented the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year. The administration and the School Board have been working on the budget for the last several months and have been discussing, refining, and revising it to reach this final proposed version.
The ConVal School District budget is based on a set of assumptions for the next fiscal year which fall into one of three main categories:
Procedural assumptions are those that continue to support the mission, vision, and values of the District. These assumptions include referencing ConVal class size guidelines, annual reviews of Special Education caseloads, and the potential reallocation of existing resources.
Financial assumptions primarily deal with fixed costs. They include items such as collective bargaining agreements, contractual obligations, health insurance costs, utilities, and legal obligations.
Programmatic assumptions deal with curriculum, the continuum of services for identified students, community education programs, as well as technology investments and upgrades.