• File: DBC



    Preparation of the annual budget will be scheduled in stages throughout the school year with attention to certain deadlines established by law and charter.


    The calendar year for budget preparation will be determined by calculating backwards from the final adoption date.


    Whatever dates are assigned, the final date for the submission of the budget to the Selectmen will be arranged cooperatively with the School Committee and finance committee. The Selectmen have authority to impose a date as early as December 31.


    In reaching its decision on the budget amount that it will submit to the Selectmen, the School Committee will also observe the statutory requirement of holding a public hearing on the proposed budget not less than seven days after the notice for this hearing has been published in a local newspaper.



    LEGAL REFS.:          M.G.L. 71:38N

    Town Charter (See local reference)




    SOURCE: MASC  2021


    Approved by SC 09/15/2022



    NOTE: The above references a town process. The above will need to be redrafted for city districts.

    Regional school districts should also refer to 71:16B for pertinent information. A citation of that section of law should also be added to the legal references.