The week in government: School Committee on FY20 budget (Updated)

by beth on January 7, 2019

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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas. All these meetings are open to the public, so you’re welcome to stop on by.

Be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to happen throughout the week. For an updated list of meetings, visit the town website.

Monday, January 7, 2019

  • Open Space Preservation Commission, 12:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Finalize Chapter 61 process; Golf Course CR and Audubon application; OSRP finalization and 7 yr action plans; Native pollinators/plant initiative; Budget planning
  • Municipal Technology Committee, 5:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Budget
  • Planning Board, 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda, materials packet) Agenda Highlights: Hearing on 0 Firmin Ave Major Site Plan; Discussions on Illa Bella Estates Covenant, Chestnut Meadow Subdivision bond estimate review, Tree City USA program/application, Master Plan Update, and FY20 Budget – Broadcast live and replayed by SAM*

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • Youth Commission, 7:00 pm @ Recreation Building, Conference Room, 21 Highland St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: FY20 budget update; budget and grant balances; OML and meeting structure

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Woodward School Council Meeting, 3:30 pm @ Albert S. Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Rd ( No agenda is posted, but the meeting is listed on the school’s website. )
  • Finn School Council Meeting, 3:30 pm @ Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd ( No agenda is posted, but the meeting is listed on the school’s website. )
  • Cable Television Committee, 5:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Review budget proposal; BOS presentation; set public hearing date
  • Southborough School Committee, 6:30 pm @ Trottier Middle School, Library, 49 Parkerville Rd (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Highlights from agenda: School Committee approved budget; American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc Conference presentation, and Youth & Philanthropy presentation – likely recorded for delayed broadcast by SAM*

*Southborough Access Media will broadcast the Planning Board meeting live on Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. (Videos are also usually made available through their YouTube channel by the following morning.)

I’m waiting on confirmation that they will also be recording the School Committee meeting for a delayed broadcast.

Updated (1/7/19 1:27 pm): I fixed the link for the School Committee agenda. Following up on a commenter’s question, here is a link to the presentation made in December for the recommended budget. (I haven’t had a chance to view the discussion to see if it was approved as presented or any changes were made.)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Parent January 7, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Agenda link for School Committee does not appear to work.

Also, is the approved budget published anywhere? Is this for current year (the one approved at TM)?

Thanks!

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2 beth January 7, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Thanks for letting me know about the link issue. I’ll fix that. The budget I refer to is the one for the school year 2019-20. I was surprised by the language which indicates it is already approved. I assume that it was voted on in the December meeting – and I haven’t had a chance to go back and watch the presentation and discussion yet. I did find for you the presentation materials for the recommended budget presented at the December meeting: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14c1XIZEG6W5Wc1pBzZE7JdQAjRcIeW-H

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3 southsider January 7, 2019 at 12:34 PM

I thought the last BOS meeting ended with a discussion about a follow-up BOS meeting to be scheduled on 1/10 to review desired budget levels with the various town departments.
Surprised to not see it listed here or on town web site. Maybe the information won’t be ready?
or maybe I misunderstood and that wouldn’t be a publicly posted meeting?

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4 beth January 7, 2019 at 1:26 PM

That is my recollection as well. But, they still have until sometime tomorrow to post an agenda. (Longer, if there is a schedule change I’m not aware of.)

I don’t believe this could be covered by Executive Session. I’m confident it will be a public meeting. But even closed meetings for Executive Sessions have to be posted, just sometimes the topic is vague/undefined.

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