Dear Reader:

FY25 budget presentations and documents will be posted below, listed by meeting and date.

District administration usually presents the next fiscal year's budget to the Budget Subcommittee in January. It is important for the reader to know that Budget Subcommittee does not approve the district's budget. The School Committee hears the Budget Subcommittee's reports at their regularly scheduled meetings. The School Committee votes to approve the district's budget.

As required by statute and the regional agreement, a public hearing will be held in March. The public hearing is usually held at the Educational Support Center located at 872 South Street in Barre, MA.  A link to the School Committee meeting, at which the public hearing will take place, will also be provided once the date and the agenda for the public hearing have been set.

As the Governor, the House of Representatives and the Senate move through the Commonwealth's budget process, we are hopeful that some changes will be made to revenue sources funding public education, specifically Chapter 70 Aid, reimbursements for Special Education Circuit Breaker and Regional School Transportation, which may allow the School Committee to use any increased funding sources to reduce member town assessments or to increase the budget to meet identified educational needs, or both.

Please check this site often for updates to the coming year's budget. Questions pertaining to the budget may be email to: [email protected].