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Briarcliff Manor Schools Begin Budget Process

Briarcliff Manor Superintendent of School James Kaishian presented the 2015-16 budget preview to the Board of Education on Feb. 12.
Briarcliff Manor Superintendent of School James Kaishian presented the 2015-16 budget preview to the Board of Education on Feb. 12. Photo Credit: Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Briarcliff Manor Superintendent of Schools James Kaishian and Assistant Superintendent Stuart Mattey shared with the Board of Education a preview of the 2015-16 budget process on Feb. 12.

Goals set forth for this budget development include the following:

  • Preserve and expand the district’s valued educational and co-curricular programs.
  • Expand learning opportunities for all students.
  • Maintain appropriate class size K-12.
  • Improve and personalize the learning experience through better use of technology.
  • Invest in professional learning for all faculty and staff.
  • Maintain facilities and increase student safety.

The presentation also looked at district technology, Briarcliff 2.0’s rollout and how these resources are impacting work in the district.

Throughout the rollout process the district will move from a total of 1,087computers districtwide prior to the initiative, to 1,208 devices once the initiative rollout is complete.

As next year’s budget is shaped, there are a number of factors, including fluctuations in enrollment and class size, capital expenditures, the tax levy cap, state aid, etc. that will affect the fiscal future of the district.

Coming up:

  • Building principals and the athletic director will share their programmatic goals and decisions at the Feb. 23 Board of Education meeting.
  • The official superintendent’s budget proposal will be provided to the Board of Education on March 9.
  • A second public budget workshop will be held on March 21.
  • The Board of Education will adopt the budget on April 21.
  • The public budget vote will be held on May 19.

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