School board conducting budget survey



REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education has created a survey to gather comments, ideas and responses to key questions regarding the 2014-15 budget.

The survey is available through the district’s website,, by clicking on the “Region 16 Budget Survey” link on the homepage. The survey closes at 1 p.m. on March 12.

The board is in the process of developing the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

“The information and comments received will assist the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools in developing a spending plan that is representative of the needs of the school district and the residents of the towns of Beacon Falls and Prospect,” a press release from the district stated.

The survey consists of questions related to general budget priorities, as well as some new programmatic activities. Most questions also have open-ended response fields to allow for additional comments and/or input.

Over the next several weeks, the school board will be holding budget meetings and workshops. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for April 4. The annual district meeting is scheduled for May 5, at which time a vote may be taken on the budget.

“When developing a spending plan, the Board of Education seeks to balance the needs of the entire school district while maintaining a high quality instructional program,” the release stated.