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|
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|
[6:30 pm] Special Board of Education Meeting
|January 22||[6:30 pm] Special Board of Education Meeting
Workshop 2: Special Education, Facilities, Technology, Operations and Central Services Presentations.
|January 29 CANCELLED||
[6:30 p.m.] Special Board of Education Meeting (meeting if needed)
|February 5||[6:30 pm] Budget Forum|
|February 5||[7:00 pm] Regular Board of Education Meeting
|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).
|April 6||[6:30 pm] District Budget Hearing|
|May 4||[6:30 pm] District Budget Meeting|
|May 5||Board of Education approves the 2020-2021 Budget (in lieu of referendum)|