Budget Development Meetings

2020-2021 BUDGET PROCESS TIMELINE

All budget meetings are open to visitors from the Lyme and Old Lyme communities.
All meetings take place in the Board of Ed Conference Room at Center School.

October Preliminary Data Gathering and Projections.
Enrollment Projections and Staffing Proposals are Prepared.
Committees and administrators work to identify needs and major drivers that will impact the budget.
November 6 [6:00 pm] Special Board of Education Meeting with BOE, BOS, BOF, School Administrators and Parent Leadership
Review and discuss needs and drivers as prepared by administrators and committees.
November 6  [7:00] Regular Board of Education Meeting
November -December

Administrators prepare budget according to parameters set forth by the Board of Education; Budgets are reviewed with the superintendent.

January 8 [6:30 pm] Regular Board of Education
January 15

[6:30 pm] Special Board of Education Meeting
Workshop 1: Elementary, Middle and High School Budget Presentations.

January 22 [6:30 pm] Special Board of Education Meeting
Workshop 2: Special Education, Facilities, Technology, Operations and Central Services Presentations.
January 29

[6:30 p.m.] Special Board of Education Meeting (meeting if needed)
Board reviews budget as it will be presented at budget forum.

February 5 [6:30 pm] Budget Forum
February 5 [7:00 pm] Regular Board of Education Meeting
Budget Adoption.
February  Communication Committee prepares budget edition of Focus on Education.
February - March Central Office prepares budget book
March - April

Presentation of Budgets to Boards of Finance (both communities).
Mailing of special edition of Focus on Education.
Presentation of budget to community groups.

April 6 [6:30 pm] District Budget Hearing
April Reminder Post Cards to Vote
May 4 [6:30 pm] District Budget Meeting
May 5  Anticipated Date for Budget Referendum Vote.