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Simsbury, CT 06070
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Budget Update 2016-17

As the Board of Education develops the 2016-17 budget, presentations and key documents will be posted below.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule for Preparation of the 2016-17 Budget
Revised 4-21-2016

December 8, 2015 Board of Education Meeting

January 12, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

January 26, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

February 2, 2016 Board of Education Budget Workshop

February 9, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

February 23, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education adopted its 2016-17 budget and will present the budget to the Board of Finance on March 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall.  The Public Hearing on the Capital and Operating budgets of both the Board of Education and the Town of Simsbury will take place on April 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the amphitheatre at Simsbury High School.

March 22, 2016 Board of Education Meeting

On Tuesday, March 22, the Board of Education adopted a revised 2016-17 public school budget.  The revised budget will increase spending by 1.94%.  In collaboration with the Board of Finance, the administration identified areas to save such as health and unemployment insurance.  With these savings the Board of Education was able to bring the budget below 2%. This number represents what the school district needs to support high academic achievement, preserve programs, promote social and emotional well-being of our students, enhance ready access to technology, and boost support for math. Additionally, resources to address programming and the achievement gap, in special education, are included in the budget.  Even as we move forward with these objectives, this budget allows us to be fiscally responsible to Simsbury taxpayers.

April 6, 2016  Public Hearing


Each year it becomes more challenging to maintain the current level of support and services. Some of the areas driving our costs include increased pension contributions, rising health insurance premiums and contractual wage increases.  There will be multiple opportunities to participate in the Board of Education’s budget process, which will begin in January.  This website is designed to allow you to better understand the current status of the budget development process and the factors impacting the Board of Education budget.

Budget Forms
Calendar distributed to Building Principals and Directors

Discussion and prioritization of budget items at the grade/department level in conjunction with Building Principals/Directors

Business Manager/Assistant Superintendents meet with principals to discuss budget proposals and building improvements


BOE presentation to the BOF (capital and operating budgets)

Board of Education budget workshops culminate in operating budget adoption (late Feb.)
BOE adopts 6-Year Capital Improvement Plan for submission to the Town

Budget workshops begin with Board of Education


Public hearings on BOE, Town, and capital budgets

Budget Referendum at Henry James Memorial School







Visit the online budget calendar for meeting schedules and deadlines


Board of Education budget-related videos (just click on graphic below to launch the latest video)

BOE meeting video archives 

Latest Video: May 10, 2016 BOE Meeting

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