Budget Information 2019-20

Budget Information 2019-20

Proposed OSSD School District Budget - 2019-2020

This Year: We Are Asking for Your Support.

Please take a moment to read the following important budget information BEFORE YOU VOTE.  The cost of taking action now is low. The cost of waiting will be significant.

Important Budget Information

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To view 2019-20 Budget Information, please scroll to bottom of page

Over the past couple of months, I have been meeting with community members at all OSSD schools to communicate the importance - in this coming year - of shoring up our academic, pre-school, and therapeutic offerings; as well as performing long overdue maintenance on our buildings and grounds.
As a school district, we have been fiscally responsible for many years - essentially level funding our budgets and making the cuts needed to accommodate those actions. And while I applaud and subscribe to fiscal responsibility, under Vermont's School Funding system, every other school district in Vermont has benefited from our actions.

Unfortunately, we now have a great deal of ground to make up if we are going to prepare our children for the future, and attract new families (and the tax dollars that come with them) to our schools. This year, we’ll be asking the communities we serve for the funds we need to begin restoring – and repairing – what’s been too long postponed. In the below budgets, you will see requests for funds to hire math and behavior interventionists; to fund our public preschool; to begin our therapeutic program (as a means of saving significant amounts of money down the road); to upgrade much of our infrastructure (HVAC, plumbing, etc); and to increase safety at our schools.

All of these things – and more – have been put on hold for too many years, leaving us compromised and vulnerable. If we want to reverse the downward trends we’ve been seeing in both behavior and academic performance, AND attract new families to our communities, the time to take action is now.

I hope you'll take a moment to review the below budget summaries, and I hope you will give us your support at the polls.


Layne Millington, Superintendent