MAYVILLE — As in past years, in order to gather community input for the development of the 2012-13 school budget, the Board of Education and administration of Chautauqua Lake Central School invite the public to participate in a Budget Listening Session on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Large Group Instruction Room at Chautauqua Lake Central School. The session will start at 6:30 p.m.
The Chautauqua Lake Central School District has committed itself to a long-range budget model which anticipates costs and supports school programs in a fiscally responsible manner. This Listening Session is a critical part of that work. While district officials are not always able to incorporate all suggestions and requests, the opportunity to meet with district constituents enhances communication and provides all with valuable insights and perspectives.
During the upcoming session, district staff and representatives of the Board of Education will be available to discuss a variety of topics related to the school budget, including the budgeting process, the revised district goals, mandated services, state aid, and other issues. This will not be a budget presentation, but an interactive discussion to about school programs and services and related costs. The district will have a prepared agenda of discussion topics intended to elicit input and ideas for developing and refining a budget for 2012-13. This year there will be specific emphasis on the Regents Reform Agenda, regionalism initiatives and the new Property Tax Cap law.
Information on the budget process is on the district website, www.clake.org — select the District heading, then Budget Process. District residents with questions about the Budget Listening Session or the budget process may call the Community Relations Office, 753-5802. The Board of Education requires that written comments or questions — either hand-delivered, sent by mail or emailed — include the writer’s full name, mailing address and telephone number.