FY'20 Budget Information




The Wareham Public School Committee met in a Workshop meeting on November 19, 2018, and developed guiding priorities for the FY20 Wareham Public School Budget.

The members present unanimously agreed, Providing the students in Wareham opportunity for a high-quality education which meets the needs of ALL students is our number one priority.

The following priorities will also be used as guiding principles;


Maintain manageable class sizes.

Maintain and improve discipline in all schools.

Meet the needs of ALL students.  This includes both our special education and regular education students.

Maintain our current program offerings.

Teacher supervision and evaluation.

Address the needs of our buildings by supporting capital improvement requests.

Important dates for the FY20 Budget development.

November 6, 2018 – All Day Budget Workshop

November 29, 2018 – FY’20 Budget Presentation – the district will present the current budget which has been requested by Principals and Directors.  This budget includes; requested new staff, requested capital improvements, and other school department needs.

December 6, 2018 – FY’20 Budget Public Hearing – a brief presentation of the budget presented by the School Department followed by opportunity for the Community and Elected Officials to ask general and specific budget questions pertaining to the FY’20 budget.

December 20, 2018 – School Committee Vote for the FY’20 budget.  The voted number will be sent to the Town Administrator per Town Charter.

As the School Committee adjusts and refines the FY’20 budget document, documents will be posted by dates of the changes.  This will allow those interested to follow this process in a succinct order.

Should you have questions about the FY’20 budget, I urge you to contact, Susan Owens, School Business Manager, or Kimberly Shaver-Hood, Superintendent.