The new and improved FY18 Worcester Public Schools budget is now posted online. Start perusing it now, so as to give public testimony next Tuesday, May 23, at the public hearing.
I haven't given it a thorough read as yet (longer post once I do), but I did post two Twitter threads on it after skimming it over the weekend. The first starts here:
Thread on @worcesterpublic FY18 budget (skimmed! Blog post later this week!)— Tracy Novick (@TracyNovick) May 13, 2017
1st, forget an executive summary: have an executive graphic pic.twitter.com/oLJDjcqQ1m
The second, in (brief!) response to the Nick Kotsopoulos column on Sunday starts here:
In both cases, click through to get the full thread.With @NCKotsopoulos writing his "City budget time" column today (https://t.co/jS9w2l0Rfj) a quick note or two on that & @worcesterpublic— Tracy Novick (@TracyNovick) May 14, 2017
We are, as I posted in the latter thread, actually over Net School Spending this year by less than 1%. We're also have a foundation budget that is $61.4M undercalculated for just health insurance and special education.
Go look at the budget, though; enormous work on graphics there!
And more to come