The Board of Finance is holding its public hearing on the Board of Education budget for FY’18 on Monday evening, March 20. That’s the opportunity for residents to learn more about what’s in the budget, what isn’t in the budget, and what’s at stake with town finances. It’s also the opportunity for residents to tell the Board of Finance what matters to them about the budget. Do you think it should be cut? Do you think it should be protected?
It’s that feedback they’ll take back to their board room to deliberate just what to do–either keep the Board of Education budget as it is or send it back to the BoE with instructions to pare it down. It’s a critical step as part of the whole budget process, before Wilton gets to the Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 2 for the vote on the town’s total proposed FY’18 budget.
As always the meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 79. GOOD Morning Wilton will also be live blogging the meeting, as always. But the best thing to do, of course, is to show up for the meeting in person. Fill the seats, let your elected officials know how you feel and what you want. Be part of the process that impacts your property taxes, your school district, your town.
The meeting will be held in the Middlebrook auditorium, Monday, March 20 starting at 7:30 p.m..
A related article appears today–a message about the budget from the chair of the Board of Education, Bruce Likly.
In addition, earlier this week we published an interview about the budget with Dr. Kevin Smith, the superintendent of Wilton Public Schools.