LAST DAY! Region 15 Community Budget Survey Closes today at 5pm
Citizens are invited to participate in an online Region 15 Community Budget Survey to provide their opinion about the development of the 2013-2014 school budget. Hard-copy paper surveys are also available at the Middlebury and Southbury Town Clerk offices. The Survey closes on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The results of this Survey will be posted on www.region15.org during the week of February 11, 2013.
Region 15 schools invites local citizens to participate in a Community Budget Survey so the District can better understand the opinions of Middlebury and Southbury taxpayers and parents during the budget process.
The survey is also intended to provide the community with an opportunity to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions to the Superintendent of Schools as he develops his proposed budget for the Board of Education.
The 16-question survey solicits community views on general budget priorities, staff allocations, and programmatic opportunities. Many questions include an open-ended response field to allow for additional budget input.
Interested citizens can access the survey through the District website (www.region15.org). Hard-copy versions of the survey are available for pick-up and drop-off at the Middlebury and Southbury Town Clerks’ offices.
“We seek information about how parents and taxpayers view the school system and in what direction they would like to see it move in the future,” said Dr. Frank Sippy, Region 15 Superintendent of Schools. “Having this data will better help the Board of Education consider how to plan for the 2013-2014 school budget and beyond.”
Once the survey closes on February 7th, the responses will be collected, analyzed by the Superintendent’s Office and the Board of Education, and posted on the website.
The Superintendent of Schools will present his proposed 2013-2014 education budget to the Board of Education on February 11th. A Public Hearing will be held at the Board’s April 8th meeting. The budget is subsequently approved by the Board of Education immediately following the Public Hearing. On May 8th, the budget goes to Voter Referendum.