MERSD FY24 Budget Hearing



Essex Elementary School Cafeteria and Virtual Via WebEx


Please join us for the annual FY24 January Budget Hearing, January 24 @ 7 p.m

The budget overview will be followed by public input. 

This is an opportunity for the community to learn, ask questions, and provide feedback about our FY24 budget development.

In December, the MERSD School Committee approved a tentative budget. This version of the budget represents our initial assessment of needs for the following fiscal year.  The FY24 budget presents both a challenge and an opportunity – to address a structural funding problem by reducing our reliance on reserves and increasing revenues received from towns to support a level services budget.  A level services budget provides funding for the same program scope, class size, course offerings, and services from one year to the next and allows for the resources needed to support the priorities of the MERSD Strategic Plan.  

Throughout January, MERSD will gather input from stakeholders through public meetings and work collaboratively with the towns to refine projections and determine the final budget request. 

Resources for understanding the budget can be found on the MERSD Budget Page at:

We welcome your participation and input as we navigate the budget process and work to deliver a budget that supports our mission and maintains excellence in our schools. 

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