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How was the School Budget determined? A 3-minute video clip.

Here’s a video clip from a Board of Selectmen meeting regarding the establishment of the FY16 School Department Budget. 

As described in this 3 minute excerpt from the 12/4/14 BoS meeting, the guidelines provided to the school superintendent and school committee for fiscal year 2016 local contribution included $250,000 designated for specific operational expenses. This amount represents the anticipation of a Memorandum of Understanding which would result in school district personnel maintaining the Wing complex. (Note: The Memorandum of Understanding is currently under consideration by the School Committee.)

This video also explains how the Board of Selectmen arrived at their budget guidelines for the Sandwich Public Schools Operational Budget for FY16.  The Operational Budget will be voted at the May 2015 Town Meeting.

Many thanks to Sandwich Community Television. SCT allows the community to watch and listen to original sources, and keeps videos of meetings so all citizens can get the information they need. .  Click on their logo to watch the video clip.


You can watch the entire meeting by going to the SCT site, go to playlist and choose the committee meeting you would like to watch. You will then get a screen where you can choose a date. The video clip above is from the Dec 4, 2014 Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.SCT_image