DBC: Budget Deadlines and Schedules
Preparation of the annual budget will be scheduled in stages throughout the school year with attention to certain deadlines established by law and charter. The Superintendent will prepare a timeline for the budget development process for School Committee approval.
The final date for the submission of the budget to the Selectmen will be arranged cooperatively with the School Committee and finance committee. The Selectmen have authority to set the deadline date in accordance with the Town Charter.
In reaching its decision on the budget amount that it will submit to the Selectmen, the School Committee will also observe the statutory requirement of holding a public hearing on the proposed budget not less than seven days after the notice for this hearing has been published in a local newspaper.
Established by law and charter.
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 71:38N
Falmouth Town Charter