At its June 29, 2016 meeting, the Nashua Board of Education approved an operating budget of $104,684,156 for the upcoming school year, fiscal year 2017 that begins July 1, 2016. The Board-approved budget increases the District's total operating budget by 2.25%.
Earlier in the budget development process at the April 13, 2016 meeting, the Board of Education approved an operating budget of $105,123,035, an increase to the total operating budget by 2.68%. The proposed operating budget was forwarded to Mayor James Donchess and the Nashua Board of Aldermen for review. At the June 28, 2016 Board of Aldermen meeting, the Board of Aldermen accepted the Mayor's budget recommendation for the District at a 2.25% maximum increase. Consequently, the Board of Education needed to reduce its proposed budget by $438,879 to meet the bottom line. Most of the reductions were new items in the budget so in the end no further reductions in existing personnel beyond what had been approved already by the Board of Education was necessary. Please click here
for a list of the additional reductions approved at the June 29, 2016 meeting.
To bring you up to date with the changes to Superintendent Mark Conrad's proposed operating budget, which he outlined in late January, all motions the Board Budget Committee voted on over the course of the operating budget development process this spring are posted; please click here for those motions.
In addition, click here
for the most recent overview of the budget development process, which was presented at a public hearing on March 16, 2016 by Mr. Conrad and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Donovan.
Superintendent Mark Conrad consolidated pertinent budget information and data in the Nashua School District FY 2017 Board Budget Process notebook, which was distributed to each member of the Nashua Board of Education on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at a Board Budget Committee meeting. At that meeting, Superintendent Conrad presented his recommendation for the FY 2017 operating budget.
For convenient reference, notebook content is posted below as it becomes available over the course of the budget development season. If you have questions, please email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note section 15 of the notebook below, which links to information generated by District staff members in response to questions from members of the Nashua Board of Education.