NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The 2018-19 New Rochelle school budget season began Thursday night with a Board of Education session allowing residents to offer preliminary input on what the spending plan should include.
Residents who spoke at the meeting in the library of New Rochelle High School touched on issues such as security, language instruction, after school programs and the need for additional social workers, psychologists and counselors, among others. Meetings will continue with three sessions in March, which will include presentations from City School District of New Rochelle officials on various aspects of District operations and services.
A public hearing on the spending plan will be held on May 1. The public will vote on the budget on May 15.
At the start of Thursday's meeting, Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne said that the public sessions are valuable in helping the district shape its spending plans.
"They've had a real tangible influence on the budgets that we have built and brought forward and presented to the community," he said. "We value the perspectives shared."
Those who cannot make it to the meetings or would rather send their questions and comments in writing can email them to [email protected].
2018-19 Budget Communications Calendar
School Budget Review Sessions -
Community Comment is Invited:
▪ Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.
▪ Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
▪ Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.
Review sessions will be held in the New Rochelle High School Library, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, New York.