RESOURCES

Reading Financial Information

 

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit - Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

       https://www.mass.gov/service-details/senior-circuit-breaker-tax-credit

New Senior Tax Relief Exemption Program - Town of Reading:

       https://www.readingma.gov/home/news/new-senior-tax-relief-exemption-program

2018 Override Infographic - Town of Reading:

       https://www.readingma.gov/home/news/clone-of-2018-override-infographic

Town of Reading Taxpayer Information Guide:

       

Override Information 2018 - Town of Reading:

       https://www.readingma.gov/assessment/override-information-2018

February 11, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #10:

       Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

       https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/pathways-newsletter-v6n23.pdf

February 5, 2018 - Reconstruction/Override Budget Priority Plan:

       https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/files/7615/1793/5528/FY19_Reconstruction_Budget-Final.pdf

February 4, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #9:

       Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

       https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/pathways-newsletter-v4n221.pdf

January 29, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #8:

       Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

       https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pathways-newsletter-v4n21.pdf

January 22, 2018 - Reconstruction Plan and Override Budget:

       Reading Public Schools

January 21, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #7:

       Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

       https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pathways-newsletter-v4n20.pdf

January 18, 2018 - School Committee - FY19 Budget Questions - Presentation:

        

January 18, 2018 - School Committee - FY19 Budget Questions:

        https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/files/4115/1636/1920/FY_19_School_Committee_Questions_1_18_18.pdf

January 14, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #6:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pathways-newsletter-v4n19.pdf

January 10, 2018 - FY19 Balanced Budget Impact on Middle School:

        A joint letter from the Parker and Coolidge Middle School principals outlining the impact of proposed

        cuts to Reading Middle Schools

        https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cJfIg0SCM5QjGuwbZVGykZB2xOIKtupOxCZANqyKNRU/edit

January 9, 2018 - Select Board Presentation by Town Manager:

        Town Manager's presentation of the proposed FY19 Town side balanced budget

        https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/agendas/2018-01-09_bos_packet.pdf

January 7, 2018 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #5:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pathways-newsletter-v4n18.pdf

December 31, 2017 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #4:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/pathways-newsletter-v9n17.pdf

December 18, 2017 - FY19 Budget Process:

        Reading School Committee

        https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/files/8215/1368/1950/School_Committee_FY19_Budget_Process_

        Presentation_Preoverview.pdf

Reading Public Schools Highlights:

        Accomplishments: November 2016 - November 2017

FY19 Budget Documents & Presentations:

        Town budget information

        https://www.readingma.gov/home/news/fy19-draft-budget-process-timeline

FY19 Budget Information:

        School department budget links

        https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/test/budget-information/fy19-budget-information/

December 10, 2017 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #3:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/pathways-newsletter-v4n15.pdf

December 3, 2017 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #2:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/pathways-newsletter-v4n14.pdf

November 30, 2017 - Selectmen Survey Comments:

        Full comments from fall 2017 Reading town survey

        https://www.readingma.gov/home/news/selectmen-survey-comments

November 28, 2017 - Budget Liaison Presentation:

        Budget liaison presentation given by the Superintendent of Schools

        https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/files/6315/1215/4646/Budget_Parent_Presentation_FY19-Revised.pdf

November 11, 2017 - Selectmen Survey 2017:

        Survey results shared by the town

        https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/news/selectmen_survey_2017_packet.pdf

October 15, 2017 - FY19 Budget Bulletin #1:

        Budget update from the Superintendent of Schools

        https://readingsuperintendent.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/pathways-newsletter-v4n7.pdf

October 11, 2017 - Financial Forum Presentation:

        Financial update from the Town of Reading - FY19 Budget Update

        

April 24, 2017 - Town Meeting Report on the Warrant:

        All business conducted at the April 2017 Town Meeting

        https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/uploads/2017-04-24_tm_warrant_report.pdf

April 24, 2017 - One Year Save to Middle School Foreign Language Cuts:

        Town Manager outlines one year creative financial solution

        to save cutting middle school language 

November 2, 2016 - Financial Forum Presentation:

        Financial update from the Town of Reading - FY18 - FY22

        https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/news/finl_forum_20161102.pdf

Town Budgets - FY10-FY18:

        Past town budgets and FY18 budget requests

        https://www.readingma.gov/administrative-services/town-manager/pages/budgets

2016 Override Resources
September 6, 2016 "Your Community Connection" - September/October 2016:

        Financial update from the Town of Reading

August 29, 2016 Memo to School Committee:

         Fiscal Year 2018 Prioritized List

September 1, 2016 Community Financial Forum town presentation:

         Town slideshow

September 1, 2016 Community Financial Forum schools presentation:

         School slideshow

August 16,2016 Board of Selectmen packet:

          http://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/agendas/2016-08-16_board_of_selectmen_packet.pdf

 
July 2016 Reading Public Schools - Rationale for FY18 Budget Discussion Items:
          Challenges and Resources Document

            (Updated September 12, 2016)

 
June 16, 2016 Community Listening Session Presentation:

           http://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/pages/20150616_community_listening_meetings.pdf

 
May 9, 2016 School Committee Meeting - FY17 budget & FY18 projections:
This slide show is part of the presentation that was made by Dr. Doherty at the May 9th School Committee meeting regarding next year's budget and FY18. The presentation details the FY17 reductions (7.3 FTE Staff), and shows a possible FY18 with an estimated 2 million dollar shortfall if the operating budget increases at 1% and current expenses are moved forward with current increases. 

http://www.edline.net/files/_QPGPY_/8ab76171956701a33745a49013852ec4/FY18_Budget_Information_for_Community.pdf

 
April 25, 2016 Town Meeting - “State of the Town and Schools”: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeS44BlL3bE

 

FY17 Budget: 

http://www.readingma.gov/finance-department/pages/financial-updates

 

Town Manager’s Financial Overview February 2016:

http://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/pages/reading_financial_overview_february_2016_0.pdf

Town Manager FY17 Presentation:

http://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/u281/fy17_budget_overview_fincom.pdf

Proposition 2 1/2 Override Information

Town of Reading Override Information:

           http://www.readingma.gov/assessment/pages/override-information.pdf

 

Levy Limits:  A Primer on Proposition 2 ½:

www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dls/publ/misc/levylimits.pdf

 

Impact of Proposition 2 ½ on Property Values:

https://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/mygsb/faculty/research/pubfiles/518/518.pdf

Other

Massachusetts Association of School Committee Guide on UNFUNDED AND UNDERFUNDED STATE AND FEDERAL EDUCATION MANDATES:

           http://www.masc.org/images/publications/underfundedmandates.pdf

Local Aid in Massachusetts:

http://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=local_aid_long_term.html

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