Huntington School Board members voted unanimously on Monday night to put a capital reserve fund proposition on the May 16 ballot to cover costs associated with projects in five of the district’s buildings.
The often tedious process of developing a budget to fund Huntington School District operations during the 2017/18 school year is well underway. A draft budget was released to the public this week and immediately became the focus of a presentation by Superintendent James W. Polansky.
Huntington School District executives are already working to develop a draft budget plan to fund operations in the 2017/18 school year.
Huntington School District officials are prepping for the development of the 2017/18 budget that will fund operations for 4,600 students spread across grades K-12.
Huntington School District executives devote many months to developing a draft budget plan to fund operations during the following school year.
Budget managers typically submit their draft financial plans to the district’s business office by late November. The following months are spent refining projections for expected revenues and expenses. Staffing estimates are developed based on school and course enrollments. Principals and department leaders present their respective budgets to the central administration in January.
A working budget is presented to trustees in February. Once the draft budget is finalized, trustees review each line of the plan during a series of budget meetings. The public is welcome to attend these sessions and is given an opportunity to address trustees.
All of the superintendent’s budget presentations and a copy of the most recent draft budget are promptly posted on the district website along with the audio of every budget meeting.
The process culminates with the adoption of a proposed budget by the Huntington School Board in April followed by a public hearing. Residents vote on the proposed budget in May.
The approved school budget continues Huntington’s 359 year commitment to providing a top notch education for the young people of our community by maintaining our exceptionally strong academic program for approximately 4,550 students in grades K-12.
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Eligibility: to vote an individual must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, a resident of Huntington School District for at least 30 days and be registered to vote in a general election or with the school district.
Applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the District Clerk’s office at the district’s administrative offices located at 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station, at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or up to the day before the election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 for them to be counted in the 2016 election and budget vote.