Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members:
Earlier this week, on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District voted unanimously 7-0 in favor to approve this year's Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget. On the following pages you will find budget information for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year for the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District, along with other useful information about our schools, programs, and services. As in previous years, the anticipated needs continue to grow as we strive to keep pace with additional laws and mandates designed to support our neediest students and to improve delivery of the very best education for all students with less and less state and federal funding.
About This FY24 Budget Document
This document presents the FY24 Budget for Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District. It serves as a guide to help administrators, elected officials, the general public and other interested parties understand the District’s programs, goals, and finances for the 2023-2024 school year (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024). The following three components are included in this budget document:
1. Policy Management
The budget defines the executive direction and provides strategic goals for the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District.
2. Financial Planning
The budget is a financial planning tool that allocates resources based upon strategic analysis of student achievement, enrollment, mandated services, high quality teaching and learning, and community values. It is a comprehensive document that reflects all sources of revenue and explains the purposes for which these funds will be used.
3. Effective Communication
The budget document is a communication device to inform citizens of major budgetary decisions and of issues facing the District. The document provides transparency by detailing the decision-making process. Budgets are one of the most important methods that Districts use to communicate their priorities and activities to the public.
We have much to be proud of in our regional school district; and I look forward to the ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders as to how best to provide for our students.
On behalf of the School Committee and all of us within the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District, I look forward to your continued partnership and support in the budget process.
Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District