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




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Fiscal Think Tank | Fall 2010


About the fiscal think tank

In the summer of 2010, the district announced that it would convene a "Fiscal Think Tank" at the request of the Board of Education to develop some potential ways to address the ongoing fiscal challenges BC faces like school districts everywhere. The panel is comprised of parents, employee association representatives, administrators and community members. After three meetings throughout the fall, it it is expected that the committee will provide the Board with feedback on potential areas for further research and consideration. Follow the group's work throughout the fall using the links below. READ THE AUGUST 2010 FISCAL THINK TANK ANNOUNCEMENT


Fiscal think Tank Links and Resources

Meeting #1 - September 22, 2010

Recap of Meeting #1

Meeting presentation/List of discussion questions

Report/Research - Items discussed at meeting #1


Meeting #2 - october 25, 2010

Recap of Meeting #2

Meeting presentation [PDF]

Restructuring - Major themes for research & conversation [PDF]


Meeting #3 - november 22, 2010

Summary report for Nov. 22 meeting discussion [PDF]

What's next for the Fiscal Think Tank's work?

BC Fiscal Think Tank recommends major changes for further study