Budget Process

Posted by Michael MacMillan on 1/13/2020

The process for determining the town and school budget for the next financial year (2020/21) continues and School Principals recently presented their budget priorities at a workshop with the Cohasset School Committee.  These priorities included increasing resources for teaching math at the elementary schools,  literacy at the middle school, and social studies at the high school.  There were also requests for additional social and emotional learning support for students at all levels. 
The Town Accountant, Don Piatt, also provided an overview of the Town's five year financial plan at the Town's Fiscal Forum on December 19th.  This included draft figures for the FY21 budget.   Although these numbers might change over the coming months as more information becomes available, the envisaged 3.02% increase for the schools will not be enough to fund all the priorities requested by Principals and some difficult decisions will have to be made before the budget is finalized and presented at Town Meeting. 
The budget workshop presentation and the Town's draft five year plan can be found in the file library below.   We will continue to update the community through this website and with information in the Superintendent's newsletter .  In the meantime, if you have any questions about the budget or require additional information, please contact Michael MacMillan, the Director of Finance and Operations, mmacmillan@cohassetk12.org.