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  • Budget Development Process

    The purpose of budget development is to estimate the funds required to operate the school departments educational and support programs for the coming year. Budget development includes the formulation and distribution of individual school and department budget preparation materials and the synthesis of these into a Superintendent’s proposed budget each February 15th. Following the Brookline School Committee’s Budget Directives and Financial Guidelines, a budget is prepared and forwarded to the Committee for approval annually. Once approved, the budget is forwarded to the Town’s Advisory Committee and Town Meeting for review and bottom line approval. 

Budget Development Documents

FY 2020

FY 2018

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  • Budget Management

    Budget management is the overall management of school department funds and expenditures for all fund types. It ensures appropriate administration of public funds for schools and reconciles budget transactions with the Town’s finance department. Budget management includes assisting all school and central office staff in administering and controlling their individual budgets, formulation of and compliance with appropriate budgetary principles and procedures, preparation of documents relative to the school department’s budget, and maintenance of the accounting system database. 

Budget Management Documents

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

FY 2013

FY 2012

FY 2011

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  • Budget Analysis

    Budget analysis includes the compilation and analysis of budget, revenue, and expenditure data. Budget analysis permits the dissemination of financial information for administrative and School Committee decision-making, state reporting requirements, and citizen information.