Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Thursday March 11, 2021 7:00 PM EST

NOTE: This meeting was cancelled
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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Thursday March 11, 2021 7:00 PM EST

School Committee Meeting 
Via Webex
March 11, 2021

A.	Call to Order									7:00 PM

B.	School Committee Attendance at ME All –Boards Meeting  			7:00 PM									
•	Discuss the present status of proposed FY22 apportionments for both towns, based on the most recent vote of the School Committee.  
o	Review the actual history of operating budget apportionment increases

•	Reconciling FY22 budget. What do we know now that we didn’t know on Feb 2nd? What is the best strategic use of reserve funds given the advisement above?
o	Essex and MBTS status

•	Discuss, generally, what expectations should be for future fiscal years.
o	Mandated (fixed) vs discretionary (variable) spending
o	Long-term capital obligations

•	Discuss whether the meeting participants favor supporting annual operating increases at some level above 2.5% per year (which may require periodic Proposition 2 ½ overrides) versus restructuring the school district’s programs to keep the annual overall apportionment increase at 2.5%.
o	What does 2.5% mean (levy limit vs. levy increase)?
o	Comparative data
o	What is the impact to the educational program and what process does the District use in identifying programmatic and staffing cuts?
o	Identify a "range of reasonableness" 

 C.  Public Comment 									8:45 PM 

D.  Adjourn										9:00 PM

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Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Mar 08, 2021 7:45 AM EST
Last Modified:Mar 11, 2021 8:28 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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