Report by Paula Antolini
March 31, 2017 2:26PM EDT
Bethel Town Meetings Regarding School Renovations Budget and Referendum Date: April 3rd and 5th
Message from Christine Carver, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools:
Dear Parents, Care Givers, and Community Members:
I wanted to personally thank all parents and community members who attended the Public Hearing last Monday evening. We thank you for your comments supporting the quality of educational programs of the Bethel Public Schools.
The next step in the budget process is the Town Meeting. The purpose of the town meeting is to approve a budget and set the date for the referendum (or vote) of the budget. By Town Charter, at that meeting Bethel residents can only reduce the amount recommended by the Board of Finance, not increase it. Residents who are registered voters can vote to support or reject any motions made at the meeting. Once a budget is approved the date for the referendum will be set.
The Town Meeting is scheduled for next Monday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM at Bethel High School Auditorium. Babysitting will be provided. This is an important meeting for parents and community members to attend.
Monday, April 3, 2017 (next Monday)
7:30 PM at BHS
Babysitting will be provided.
SAVE THE DATE – Rockwell/Johnson School Renovation Project Community Forum – Wednesday, April 5th at 7 PM in the Johnson School Media Center. This Community Forum will be to garner parent and community input on the design. We will also be providing an overview on how we arrived at the option selected. This will be the first of several forums.
Please Note: Prior to the budget being set for referendum, 2017-2018 Education Budget Information can be found on our District website.