FY24 Budget preparation underway

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I would like to wish the entire community all the best from my family to yours during the holiday season.

It is hard to believe that the 2022–23 school year is almost halfway complete. Our students and staff actively honored veterans on Veterans Day, engaged in food and clothing drives and many other service projects that make a difference in the community. There is so much to be thankful for and proud of every day in the Granby schools.

There are many things that set Granby Public Schools apart from other school districts in Connecticut. I would like to share some of the many highlights we have accomplished this school year:

Implementation of the Illustrative Math Program in Grades K-8; Successful rollout of new units and lessons for Readers and Writers Workshop; Character Day Parade at Kelly Lane; Civics students facilitated a successful Candidate Forum; Robotics Team presentation at a Senior Men’s Breakfast; National Honor Society Induction Ceremony; World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony; GMHS Drama Club play, Daughters of the Appalachians; Superintendent Community Conversations; Turkey Trot fundraiser; new video production studio at the high school; nearly completed renovation project at the high school; Fall athletic teams competed in the state tournament.

I am excited to share that the Granby Board of Education was again recognized by The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education as a Board of Distinction Level Two Award recipient. This award is designed to recognize exemplary boards that work effectively as members of a team in support of public education. The Granby BOE has received the Board Level Two Leadership Award for 13 consecutive years and is one of only a few boards in the state to have received the Level Two Distinction Award. Criteria for this award include the board’s commitment to raising student achievement, board member professional development, policy, community relations, political advocacy, and organizational leadership.

The administration is now preparing the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (FY24) Budget. The FY24 Plus One Budget will be presented to the Board of Education on Dec. 21, 2022. As the district moves forward in the FY24 Budget process, I encourage everyone to be involved. Granby public schools are built on strong community support and involvement. Below are key dates for the community to take part in the budget process:

Dec. 21, 2022 – FY24 Plus One Budget, Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

March 1, 2023 – FY24 Administrative Budget, Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

March 8, 2023 – FY24 Budget Workshop, 7 p.m.

March 15, 2023 – FY24 Budget Approval, Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

March 27, 2023 – Board of Finance Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

April 10, 2023 – Public Hearing, 7 p.m.

April 25, 2022 – Town-Wide Vote, 12-8 p.m.

I want to thank the entire Granby community for continuing to support our work. It is a privilege and honor to serve the Granby community as your Superintendent of Schools. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at 860-844-5260 and follow me on Twitter @GranbySuper.