March 6, 2018

BOARD OF FINANCE MEETING – March 6, 2018
 
The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Scott Crevier, Christopher Santucci, Tim Vennart. 
 
Also present were First Selectman Dave Eaton, Board of Education Chair Andrea Estell and School Superintendent Joe Reardon
 
The minutes from the February 27, 2018 meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Tim Vennart to approve the minutes as read. Christopher Santucci seconded the motion. The motion was carried with Scott Crevier abstaining. 
 
The members discussed the proposed budgets for fiscal year 2018-19, concentrating discussion on the Board of Education proposed budget. The current estimate of the school enrollment for next year is 39 in high school, 3 in vo-ag, and 54 in elementary grades. The members are cognizant that these numbers could change both before or after the budget passes. Also discussed was the use of each years excess funds before the end of the fiscal year to restock supplies for next year and the impact it has on the annual proposed budgets, the potential declining school enrollment, the upcoming teacher contract negotiations, and the 2.5 percent spending cap as per state mandate.   A motion was made by Scott Crevier to adjourn at 9:15 pm. Tim Vennart seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
 
Respectfully,       Bonnie Dabrowski, Recording Secretary