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Finance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Budget

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Finance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Budget
Posted on 03/12/2015

The Portland Board of Education on March 10 referred Portland School Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk’s proposed FY2016 school budget to the board’s Finance Committee. A series of meetings on the budget will now take place.

On Thursday, March 12, the Finance Committee will review the budget at a 6 p.m. meeting at the Portland Public School’s Central Office at 353 Cumberland Avenue.

On Wednesday, March 18, the Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and vote to recommend the FY2016 budget to the School Board. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Portland High School’s Alumni Hall.

The School Board on Tuesday, March 24, will hold a first reading and public hearing on the recommended FY2016 budget. The special meeting at Ocean Avenue School will begin at 6 p.m. It will be followed by a budget workshop.

Other important school budget dates include:

       March 26, a joint meeting of the School Board and City Council finance committees, 6 p.m. City Hall, Room 209, to discuss the superintendent’s recommended FY2016 school budget.

       March 31, a School Board vote to recommend the FY2016 school budget to the City Council, 7 p.m., special meeting at Casco Bay High School.

       April 6, the School Board presents its recommended budget to the City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.

       April 9, a joint meeting of the School Board and City Council finance committees, 6 p.m. City Hall, Room 209, to discuss the board’s recommended FY2016 school budget.

       April 27, City Council workshop and first reading and public hearing on the recommended school budget, 5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers.

       May 4, City Council second reading and vote on school budget for referendum, 7 p.m., City Council Chambers.

       May 12, public referendum on FY2016 school budget.