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Board of Education's Adopted 2020-2021 BUDGET

We are excited to share information about the newly adopted Board of Education budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Next year’s proposal of $36,301,023 is a $753,154 increase over this year’s current budget of $35,547,870.  The 2.12% increase that is being proposed represents a modest and responsible budget that honors the values and aspirations of our school district, while considering the current fiscal climate of the State of Connecticut. 
 
Our schools continue to ensure that our Pre-K-12 students are provided full access to the knowledge and skills that are prerequisites to secondary and post-secondary education.  Each of our schools have been recognized for their comprehensive programming, and the high quality of teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms.  This is the result of years of collaboration and support, and our continued efforts as a community will ensure that we attract and fulfill our commitment to Suffield families for generations to come.  
 
As we recognize the importance of providing our students with access to innovative curricular programming and our current emphasis on social-emotional well-being, it is important that we do not overlook the need to provide resources to support these efforts.  Our key initiatives for the 2020-2021 school year reflect our increasing demands for literacy instruction, elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming, elementary Talented and 
Gifted Enrichment program, a middle school social worker, Advanced Placement opportunity, and technology, as well as, maintaining our infrastructure and enhancing our ability to meet the needs of our Special Education population.     

In preparing this budget flyer, the Board of Education is striving to enhance communication with our community especially around the school district’s budget and the drivers that are crucial to educating all students of Suffield and moving our district forward.  Over the next several months there will be several meetings between the Board of Education, Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen to establish a Town of Suffield budget proposal.  The Board of Education is requesting that town stakeholders participate in this process and cast your vote at the Town Meeting scheduled for May 13, 2020.  Thank you for your continued support of Suffield Public Schools.  

The following synopsis will provide you with considerations for the 2020-2021 budget. 

Budget Flyer - March 4, 2020

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