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Public sessions added for school-budget input, information

Kirsi Allison-Ampe, chair of the School Committee's budget subcommittee, invites parents and community members to budget information sessions.

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School Budget logoLearn about the budgeting process for the Arlington Public Schools, the outlook for next year's budget and ask questions or suggest priorities.

A School Committee member will give a brief presentation at each session and bring comments back to the full Committee. Parents and community members are welcome to attend sessions at other schools, not just their own. Those involved appreciate the generosity of our host PTOs. The meetings are set for:

Ottoson, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8 a.m.

Bishop, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8:15 a.m.

Peirce, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Thompson, Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Also planned is a session at Arlington High School, in the sixth-floor School Committee room on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. As with the others, this session will be open to everyone.

Other ways to learn about the budget or make comments:

-- Examine Fiscal Year 2019 budget documents as they become available here >> 

-- Speak at public participation at regular School Committee meetings (Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15)

-- Attend the legally required budget hearing on March 1 (immediately before the regular School Committee meeting)

-- Attend budget subcommittee meetings (next scheduled is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15)

-- Contact School Committee members here >> 

Jan. 29, 2018: Money sought to pay for full-time teaching assistants for kindergarten, AHS
Jan. 17, 2018: $65.8M budget: More AHS resources, new plan for kindergarten teaching assistants
Dec. 26, 2017: Citing enrollment, AHS, Ottoson seek staff increases
Dec. 15, 2017: Elementary principals seek $1.4M, but $650K available 

This news announcement was published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

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