Reading Public Schools Budget Bulletin: Budget Presentations and Discussions Begin This Week


Periodically, we will be publishing Budget Bulletins to inform the staff and the community about the upcoming FY19 budget process.  This year, during the budget process, which begins this week, the Superintendent of Schools and other members of the Central Office Leadership Team will be presenting two budgets:  the first budget will be a balanced budget which will follow the financial guidelines that have been put forth by the Finance Committee.  The second budget will be a budget which will be considered if there is an override ballot question in April.  The balanced budget will be presented during the first two nights of School Committee and the second budget will be presented on the third night after the public hearing.

The upcoming FY19 School Committee budget meetings are listed below.  Please note that because of Town Bylaws regarding the length of time that the School Committee needs to have the budget available prior to the vote, the January 16th School Committee meeting has been cancelled and another meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 22nd.

January 8th-Administration, Districtwide, School Facilities cost centers and capital

January 10th-Regular Day and Special Education Cost Centers

January 11th-Public Hearing, Override Budget

January 18th-Questions and Discussion from School Committee

January 22nd-Questions/Final Vote

The balanced budget will be posted online on the District Website on Monday evening.

If you have any questions about the budget process, please contact Director of Finance Gail Dowd at or Superintendent of Schools John Doherty at

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