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Community Guide to the 2019-2020 budget

2019-20 Budget Priorities teacher helping student in classroom

  • Shared Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan
  • Continuous Improvement of Teaching and Learning
  • Safe, Welcoming and High Performing Learning Environments
  • Organizational System Designed for Results
  • Families and Community as Partners


  • Increase Graduation Rate
  • Increase Student Growth and Performance
  • Decrease Chronic Absenteeism
  • Decrease Discipline Incidents
  • Increase Parent Satisfaction

Budget Assumptions

The Naugatuck Board of Education is working to meet the needs of our students while putting forth a fiscally responsible plan for taxpayers to include:
  • Enrollment is expected to stay steady at about 4,300 students throughout the district.
  • Increase of salaries of an average of 2.5%, including contractual step increases and minimum wage increases.
  • Addition of a World Language teacher and an Applied Education teacher at the high school to meet the newly increased credit requirements by the state.
  • Re-allocation of two elementary classroom teaching positions to two teaching positions servicing student with disabilities
  • Elimination of an IT systems engineer to reduce the budget by approximately $70,000 in salary and benefits
  • Addition of a teacher stipend for an Arts Coordinator Position for grades K-12 
  • Increase of $687,000 (6%) for health insurance costs
  • We are requesting a CNA program at the high school in partnership with Naugatuck Valley Community College at a cost of about $45,000. This program will give students the skills they need to earn a CNA certificate, allowing them to seek employment immediately after high school or further their studies in medical fields. 
  • Increase of $540,000 for the capital budget to continue our investment in our aging buildings. 

The Budget Process

Administrators -> Superintendent -> Board of Education -> Finance Board ->  Joint Boards of Mayor and Burgesses and Finance for approval ->  Public Hearing -> Adoption
1.  Administrators begin gathering their budget requests in October to determine their needs for the next academic year. 
2.  The Superintendent presents her recommended budget to the Board of Education in a series of workshops between February       and March. These meetings are open to the public.
3.  The Board of Education accepts the budget for presentation of request to the borough.
4.  The Borough Board of Finance and Board of Mayor and Burgesses set the budget and holds a public hearing for input from the community. 
5.  The joint boards adopt the Borough's budget in May.
6.  The Board of Education adopts 2019-2020 budget based on the allocation from the Borough.

Budget Meeting Dates

Date Time Location Purpose
March 7 6 p.m. Board of Education Conference room BOE budget workshop
March 14 7 p.m. Board of Education Conference room Public comment & BOE budget vote
March 21 7 p.m. Board of Education Conference room BOE budget vote make-up date
March 22   Board of Education Conference room Budget materials delivered to the borough
April 1 6:30 p.m. Board of Education Conference room BOE budget request presentation to borough
April 22 6:30 p.m. Town Hall Borough sets budget
May 13 6:30 p.m. Board of Education Conference room Budget Public Hearing
May 15 6:30 p.m. Town Hall Borough Budget Adoption

Proposed 2019-20 Education Budget

2019-2020 Borough Contribution Overview

Description 2018-19 Adopted 2019-20 Proposed Variance Percent Change
Salaries $ 36,598,095 $ 36,882,157 $ 284,062 0.78%
Benefits (Insurance) $ 13,931,946 $ 14,893,833 $ 961,887 6.9%
Purchased Services $ 8,745,060 $ 9,351,476 $ 606,416 6.93%
Supplies/Utilities $ 2,184,990 $ 2,169,206 $ (15,784) - 0.72%
Capital/Other $ 539,909 $ 982,324 $ 442,415  81.94%
Total $ 62,000,000 $ 64,278,996 $ 2,278,996 3.68%

Where does the funding come from?


How to get involved

  • Attend your school's PTO meetings.
  • Attend Board of Education and Board of Finance meetings.
  • Come voice your input at the public hearing.
  • Contact your Board of Education and Board of Finance members and burgesses.
  • Read the budget document. Ask questions. Be informed.