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Superintendent previews 2014-15 budget process

posted Jan 19, 2014, 4:39 AM by Doreen Dedrick   [ updated Jan 19, 2014, 4:44 AM ]

[January 16, 2014] At the January 14 Ramapo Central School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas S. Adams offered a preliminary look at the anticipated 2014-15 budget development process.

Dr. Adams announced that his budget recommendations for 2014-15 will:

  • remain within the New York State tax cap;
  • maintain programs at existing levels, with reductions, if any, based solely on declining student enrollment; and,
  • utilize a portion of the funds liquidated according to the District’s Corrective Action Plan approved by the Board of Education, which has been submitted to the Office of the State Comptroller, to cover most of the anticipated budget shortfall, estimated at $5 million.

In addition, Dr. Adams stated that despite any rumors to the contrary, there will be no buildings recommended for closure.

Community members are encouraged to stay informed throughout the 2014-15 budget development process by attending Board budget workshops. Workshops will be held as follows:

Tuesday, February 4 at Montebello Elementary School

Tuesday, March 18, Location To Be Determined

Tuesday, April 8, Location to Be Determined

Budget Adoption:  Wednesday, April 23, Location To Be Determined

Information regarding the budget development process—and more—can be found on the District’s Budget page under “Quick Links”. Budget-related questions may be sent to budget@ramapocentral.org.