School Superintendent Maryellen Brunelle has announced a public hearing of the Fiscal Year 2015 proposed budget. From her press release:

On Wednesday, March 26,2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Auburn High School, the Auburn School Committee will hold its Public Hearing on the proposed FY 2015 budget for the Auburn Public Schools.  This Public Hearing is being held in compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 71, Section 38N.

The proposed FY 2015 school budget is $23,072,065.  The total amount requested reflects a 3.37% increase from the amount appropriated in FY 2014.  The school department’s budget was created in a fiscally responsible manner in full recognition of the financial challenges before us as individuals and as a community.

As residents of the Town of Auburn, we are sending you an invitation to the Public Hearing, a meeting which is open to all.  The draft budget is posted on the website. Dr. Brunelle, Superintendent of Schools, would encourage you to visit the site by accessing this link.  There is also a link on the side navigation bar, titled FY15 Budget Q & A where you can post any questions you may have.

If you have difficulty accessing the budget, please feel free to stop by the Superintendent’s Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we will gladly provide you with a copy.  Copies will be available beginning on March 14, 2014.

In addition to having the opportunity to ask questions on March 26th,  please know that if you have questions regarding the proposed budget prior to or following the Public Hearing, Dr. Brunelle would be happy to answer them. She can be reached at 508-832-7755 or via e-mail at mbrunelle@auburn.k12.ma.us.  Any questions posed will be posted to the website with answers in a special Q & A section.

Thank you for your continued support of the Auburn Public Schools and we look forward to sharing our proposed budget with you on March 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.