Budget Vote:
May 20, 2014 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

If the proposed 2014-15 district budget is approved by voters, the plan will include a property tax levy increase of 2.99 percent. It is expected that the resulting tax rates will decrease by 3.57 percent. Rates are expected to be the same in both the Town of Bethlehem and the Town of New Scotland. To help residents ESTIMATE the budget's impact on their tax bill, use the calculator below. Final tax rates will not be available until August. Click here for calculator>>


Please join us and offer your input on BCSD budget issues. All meetings will be held in the BCHS Library & Media Center.

May 6, 6:30 p.m.:Meet the Candidates Night (sponsored by the League of Women Voters)

May 7, 7 p.m.:Budget Hearing

May 20, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.:Budget Vote, BCHS

May 21, 7 p.m.:Board of Education meeting




Bethlehem A to Z heading

2012-13 Budget Development Calendar

Date Activity Location/Time    Materials/Information
September 7 Board meeting
Presentation: Budget Prep 2012-13
District Offices/7 p.m. Agenda
September 21 Board meeting
Presentations: Project Adventure (Fred Powers); School Report Card (Jody Monroe)
District Offices/7 p.m. Presentation [PDF]
October 5 Board meeting
Presentations: Independent Audit report (Judith Kehoe); YMCA program (Scott Landry)
District Offices/7 p.m. Financial Statement - June 30, 2011 [PDF]
Presentation [PDF]
October 19 Board meeting
Presentation: Spain Trip (Jessica Westervelt)
District Offices/7 p.m. Article
Presentation [PDF]
November 2 Board meeting
Presentation: Transportation (Al Karam)
District Offices/7 p.m. Article
Presentation [PDF]
November 16 Board meeting
Presentation: Long-Range Planning Report (Michael Tebbano)
District Offices/7 p.m. Long-Range Planning Report [PDF]
December 7 Board meeting
Presentations: Health Services (Joann Menrath); Operations and Maintenance (Gregg Nolte)
BCHS Library/7 p.m. Article
O&M Presentation [PDF]
December 21 Board meeting
Presentation: HS Curriculum Council Changes (Chuck Abba and Jody Monroe)
BCHS Library/7 p.m. Agenda  
January 4 Board meeting
Presentations: Exchange Students; Athletics (John DMeo)
BCHS Library/7 p.m. Presentation [PDF]
January 18 Board meeting
Presentations: The Role of Administration (Jody Monroe); Math (David Hurst)
BCHS Library/7 p.m. Math presentation [PDF]
Administration presentation [PDF]
February 1 Board meeting
Presentation: EETT Grant (teacher demonstration)
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  
February 15 Board meeting/Community Budget Forum
Presentation: Budget presentation (Judith Kehoe)
BCHS Library/7 p.m. Article
Presentation [PDF]
February 28 Community Budget Forum BCHS Library/7 p.m. Article
Presentation [PDF]
Results of online survey [PDF]
March 7 Board meeting
Board Budget Workshop:
Operations and Maintenance
Debt Service
BCHS Library/7 p.m.
Presentation [PDF]
March 21 Board meeting
Board Budget Workshop: Special Education; Athletics
BCMS Auditorium,
7 p.m.
Presentation [PDF]
March 28 Board meeting
Board Budget Workshop: K-12 Instructional Staffing and Program, Technology
BCMS Auditorium,
7 p.m.
Presentation [PDF]
April 3 (Tuesday) Board meeting
BCMS Auditorium,
7 p.m.
List of proposed reductions [PDF]
Agenda [PDF]
How to participate online.
April 23 (Monday) Board meeting
Budget Adoption
BCMS Auditorium,
7 p.m.
May 2 Board meeting  
Required Budget Hearing
BCMS Auditorium,
7 p.m.
May 15 Public Budget Vote
and Board meeting
BCHS, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reminder: You DO NOT need to be registered to vote; eligibility info
May 16 Board meeting
Presentations: Lab School (Stephen Smith); ELA (Julie Heller)
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  
June 6 Board meeting
Tenured Teacher Reception
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  
June 20 Board meeting
Retired Teachers Reception
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  
July 11 Board meeting
Organizational Meeting
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  
August 8 Board meeting
Set the Tax Rate
BCHS Library/7 p.m.  

Click here to download a copy of the 2012-13 Budget Planning Calendar [PDF]


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