Who reviews the budget?
The Board of Finance has the statutory responsibility to review each of the Town’s budgets.
What changes can be made?The Board of Finance can increase, decrease, or leave the bottom line of the Education Budget unchanged before sending it to a Town Meeting.
The Board of Education would allocate any changes among budget line items.
How is the public involved?
After an initial review of all proposed budgets in publicly held Board of Finance Meetings, a Public Hearing is held by the Board of Finance to provide an opportunity for the public to express opinions on the budgets.