As a preliminary part of the development of the budget, the Board of Education shall study the school program in relation to the present and future needs of the students and the community and establish budget priorities for the fiscal year. In an effort to make the budget a comprehensive reflection of the financial needs of the school system, steps shall be taken to involve representatives of the community, parents, students, certified and non-certified staff, and the administrative staff in the budget process. The procedure for the involvement of these representatives shall be developed by the Superintendent of Schools and implemented by the Superintendent's office upon the formal approval of the Board of Education.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes 10-222 Appropriations and budget.
Policy adopted: October 8, 2002 HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Hamden, Connecticut