Superintendent of Schools - Amber Bock

Dear Families,

At this time of year we begin the process of developing the district’s budget for the subsequent year. I’d like to share an update on several recent presentations that have been provided to the School Committee.

On October 25th, the Committee received information on enrollment growth and trends, as well as comparative data from other districts. On November 8th, the committee heard the first round of funding requests and preliminary first stage proposals (Budget Presentation Overview FY19). The next step in the process involved developing options and determining the related costs (Budget Presentation 2 FY19), which was presented on November 15th. The discussion will continue on December 6th, which is the date of the Public Hearing to which all are invited and encouraged to attend. My recommended final budget will be made available at that meeting.

I would also like to call your attention to the Special Town Meeting that will be held on Monday, November 27th at 7 pm at Westborough High School. This meeting will address four articles, one of which relates to the Armstrong School. Article 3 requests a modification to an article that was approved at the March Annual Town Meeting to allow monies for the purchase of modular classrooms at the Armstrong School. This modification will shift the funding to be used for design, bidding, and construction of a non modular addition to the school, as opposed to the previously planned modulars. Your participation at this Special Town Meeting is important in allowing us to move the Armstrong project forward in a timely manner. For the full warrant, please click here.

Please feel free to contact my office should you have any questions about the budget or Article 3.

Amber Bock