Currently their budget it is at a 4.3 percentage increase and this translate into an increase of you’re property taxes.
As a Councilor, I always look for feedback as we begin this journey into the budget process. As a grand parent, I want what is best for our children. However, there has to be a limit and fairness. Citizens should be cognizant of both the Municipal and the School budgets. The breakdown of where the percentage of your money goes is located on your tax bill.
We all must watch the bottom line, needless spending, prioritizing projects and providing required necessities most importantly and be especially mindful to the way we treat teachers.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Read the budget and give them your feedback, come to the work shops and attend the School Committee and Council meetings, watch the meetings on Channel 22, Email or Call the School Committee members or Town Councilors because they need to hear from you too, after all we all represent you, the taxpayer.
See the Feedback links below.
Let them know your feelings.
Portsmouth Herald Article
Huffington Post Article
FY19 Budget Schedule Kittery School District
March 20 School Committee Votes on Budget (regular School Committee Meeting)
March 31 School Budget Due to the Town Manager
April 3 School Committee Votes on budget ordinances (regular School Committee Meeting)
April 9 School Budget Presented to Town Council (takes preliminary vote)
May 7 Town Council Votes to adopt school budget as it will appear on the 6/12 ballot.
June 12 Town of Kittery School Budget Referendum Vote ~Supt. of Schools will also visit PTA meeting in January to glean budget input. ~Adult & Community Education