• Denise Goodnow

Budget Vote

Subject: HUUSD Budget Vote Scheduled for June 16th The HUUSD Board of Directors is seeking approval by the voters for a 2020-21 School Budget of $39,751,941. This represents a 2.98% increase in total expenditures over last year’s budget, with a reduction in education spending of 0.34%. An election will be held on June 16th, 2020. Voters are strongly encouraged to request ballots by mail by calling or emailing their Town Clerks. Additionally, in person voting will also be available in each town on June 16th. The new proposed budget reflects a reduction of $20,401 from the defeated Town Meeting Day budget presented in March. One of the key differences is that it does not include any school reconfigurations or middle school merger. School configurations will remain status quo. To achieve this, staffing was adjusted to better reflect current student enrollment and some types of discretionary spending such as additional professional development and field trips were frozen for one year. It can be confusing how a 0.34% decrease in education spending can still result in a 2.9% increase in overall spending. This is largely due to a double digit increase to the cost of health care, previously negotiated pay increases for our employees, and the effect of inflation on almost every component of our budget.  For more information, please join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 6pm via Zoom for our Budget Hearing.  Login information as well as other reference materials can be found at huusd.org

Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools, 

The HUUSD Board (email us at cen-huusdboard@huusd.org)

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