NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – With budget season under way for the New Rochelle City School District, residents can give their input by filling out an online survey and participating in a community forum Thursday night at New Rochelle High School.
The community forum on the 2013-14 school budget will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library of the high school, 265 Clove Road. The first forum was held Jan. 24.
"The information we collect from the survey will help us tremendously as we seek to not only develop our budget, but also how we communicate with the public about the important issues that affect the process," Richard Organisciak, city of New Rochelle School District superintendent, previously told The New Rochelle Daily Voice.
The survey was created to discover which issues and educational programs are important to residents, according to the district.
The survey asks questions on a range of issues, including pre-kindergarten classes, Advanced Placement and honors courses, foreign languages in elementary schools, extracurricular activities and technology.
If residents have questions about unreserved funds, contingency items, building and grounds management services salaries, storage rental property, overtime, transportation services and or anything else, they can go to the district website Q&A section here.
If residents have further questions about the 2013-14 school district budget, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School budget review sessions with invited community discussion will be held at New Rochelle High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7; Tuesday, March 12; and Thursday, March 14.
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the high school. Residents will vote on the budget May 21.
Check back with The New Rochelle Daily Voice on Friday morning for coverage of the district’s community budget forum.