Information for Meeting of Finance Committee
Tuesday March 29, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Finance Committee
Time:Tuesday March 29, 2022 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Finance Committee Agenda (6:30 start)

1.	Review/approve minutes from 03/07/22 meetings (Buttrick/All)

2.	Review any line item transfers (Soulard)

3.	Updates on Essex municipal finance (Soulard)

4.	Review and approve final iteration of Town’s FY23 budget prior to publication of Finance Committee Report (All)

The Finance Committee will be joined at 7pm by the Board of Selectmen, Pam Beaudoin and Avi Urbas from the School District Administration, and members of the School Committee for a discussion of the long-term trends with the District budget.

5.	Brief summary on the broader financial picture for the Town of Essex, and an illustration of why the school budget matters to the residents of Essex over the long term. (Buttrick)

6.	Discussion of the 6-year trends in enrollment, FTEs, SPED resources, annual budget and resulting metrics (cost/student, students/teacher, etc.) and implications for forward longer-term budget expectations (All)
•	Defining of “level services”
•	SPED student composition over time and any changes in SPED classification
•	Comparison cost of In-District SPED versus Out-of-District SPED (per student).
•	Understanding of reserves over time and how the reserve balances roll relative to E&D
•	Availability of actual results YTD (12/31/21) to inform budgeting
•	Philosophical “red lines”

7.	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the open meeting law posting deadline

8.	Public Comment

9.	Adjourn
Scheduled By:Jeffrey Soulard
Posted At:Mar 23, 2022 2:56 PM EDT
Last Modified:Mar 23, 2022 2:56 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

Fincom Minutes 03-29-22.pdf  (download) 2171 Kb Apr 27, 2022 8:58 AM EDT

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