Masconomet Operating Budget to be Considered at Annual Town Meetings
The final step in the approval process for Masconomet’s Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget will be a vote at each town’s Annual Town Meeting, which are scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM in Topsfield and Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM in Boxford and Middleton. Topsfield and Boxford’s Town Meetings will be held in the Masconomet Auditorium. Middleton’s Town Meeting will be held in the Gymnasium at the Howe Manning School. In order for the Masconomet Budget to pass, at least two of the three Town Meetings must vote to approve the Masconomet Budget.
The School Committee’s adopted FY23 Masconomet General Operating Expense (after Offsets) Budget is $37,574,382, which is an increase of $853,893 (2.3%) over the current year’s budget. The adopted budget includes funding for “level services” or a continuation of all current programming, plus an increase in staffing to bring our current part-time drama teaching position to full time. The School Committee’s adopted budget also includes the funding necessary to implement an across the board 25% reduction in student athletic and extra-curricular fees. Please come to your Annual Town Meeting to support the FY23 Masconomet Budget.
For more information about the FY23 Masconomet Budget, please go to: https://www.masconomet.org/Page/845.
In addition to the FY23 Masconomet Budget, all three Town Meetings will also be considering the approval of several Warrant Articles containing Amendments to the Masconomet Regional Agreement. These Amendments were recommended after a review of the Masconomet Regional Agreement by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and seek to ensure the Masconomet Regional Agreement reflects current state statutes and regulations for the operation of a regional school district. Amendments to the Masconomet Regional Agreement require the approval of all three Town Meetings in order to be passed. For more information about these Warrant Articles, please refer to your town’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant Book.