Westfield Board of Ed to Begin Budget Discussions Tonight

Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 302 Elm St.

The Westfield Board of Education will begin its 2013-2014 school budget discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 302 Elm Street.

At the Board's last meeting, held Jan. 4, the following tentative meeting dates were announced:

Day Date Agenda Tuesday Jan. 22 Public Board Meeting- Preliminary Budget Discussion Tuesday Feb. 19 Public Board Meeting-Budget Workshop; Possible date for Governor's Budget Message Thursday Feb. 21 Possible Receipt of State Aid Information. Tuesday Feb. 26 Special Board Meeting-Adoption of tentative 2013-2014 Budget Wednesday Feb. 27 Submission of the 2013-2014 Budget to the Union County Superintendent of Schools Tuesday March 5 Public Board Meeting-Budget Workshop Tuesday  March 19 Public Board Meeting-Budget Workshop Tuesday March 26

Special Budget Meeting-Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget

Adoption of the final 2013-2014 Budget 


The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the Board's website

Johnny January 22, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Nice, I can't wait to hear the same 5 people comment on here under multiple names about how they know what's best for the budget, the school system, and the taxpayers. Meanwhile, they will not show up to a single one of these meetings. They must be bored, they haven't had anything to post about since the referendum proved them to be just a small minority. Get ready, just a few more weeks before they return to thinking they are of any significance!
Taxpayer January 23, 2013 at 01:15 AM
No need to show up at a meeting to know that anything above a 2% raise to teachers and administrators should be out of the question. Actually, a 0% raise is in order like other school boards gave last contracts due to economical issues and other financial issues.
Sara Booth January 23, 2013 at 03:06 PM
There is no way that this current Board of Education can do anything but a zero percent increase to Teachers this time around. Anything higher than that is just pure stupidity and poor financial management. I have all the faith that under the current leadership of the Board this is what will happen. Teachers are great- but everyone in this community knows the reality of our economic times- They have great salaries already- No need to increase them now.
JERSEY GIRL January 23, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Maybe people dont show up to the meetings due to not wanting their familes, children ridiculed around town. Mr Kasko cant even get a break on this blog ( how about talking a walk around the HS in the am, and see the students drive through the crosswalk in front of the Armory) maybe Mr, Kasko can help us do something about this.
Pete January 23, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Your faith is misplaced.


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