The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Process and Timelines for FY2015 Budget

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
September 13, 2013

Attached are two documents that will assist with our discussion of the fiscal year 2015 budget timelines and process, and our initial discussion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's fiscal year 2015 budget priorities and recommendation.

The first attachment details the timelines for the next fiscal year's budget as well as the Board's budget timelines to coincide with the Secretary of Education's budget recommendations and the Governor's fiscal year 2015 House 1.

The second document displays the Department's annual state spending from FY08-FY14. This summary level detail shows the appropriation history for all of DESE's state funded programs.

We will review these attachments and the budget process at the September meeting. At the October meeting, the Board will have the opportunity to discuss specific budget proposals as well as possible legislative proposals.

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Attachment 1- State Budget Cycle and Fiscal Year Spending Requirements
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Attachment 2- FY08 to FY14 Final Budget Summary