ARPS Info: Budget, Budget Gap & ARMS Schedule

Presented this week: (1) ARMS Proposed Schedule Change; (2) Amherst-Pelham Regional School District 2016 Budget Proposal (and related $930,000 budget gap).

Meeting to Discuss ARMS 2015-2016 Proposed Schedule Change
Amherst Regional Middle School Principal Marisa Mendonsa and Assistant Principal Mike Malone will hold two meetings regarding the proposed schedule changes which would begin during the 2015-2016 school year. At these meetings, Principal Mendonsa will share the process, the rationale for the change and how these changes impact current and future programming at the middle school. The first meeting has already occurred. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 20th from 6:30-8:30PM in the ARMS Library.

2016 Budget Update (Learning In ARPS, Jan. 15, 2015)
On January 13th, the Superintendent and Finance Director presented the Region’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to school committee. The budget proposal totaled $30,029,505 which is an increase of 1.4% over the fiscal year 2015 budget. This proposal can be viewed on the district’s website under Budget Information. (read more)

[ARTICLE] “Revenue squeeze likely to force layoffs in Amherst-Pelham Regional School District (Daily Hampshire Gazette, Wednesday, January 14, 2015) Read article 

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