Upper Perkiomen's business administrator presented a draft budget update and a timeline for approval of the 2023-24 budget during last week's workshop meeting. Dan Direso said the board will receive a detailed update during the April 27 workshop meeting.
Approval of the final draft budget must occur before May 31. The members are expected to ratify the final budget as well as the Homestead/Farmstead exclusions on June 15, according to Direso's presentation. The board's finance committee has already reviewed issues of technology, facilities, transportation, human resources, special education and pupil services.
The recent settlement of a three-year contract with the Upper Perkiomen Education Association will impact the budget, according to Direso. He said salaries and benefits account for 64 percent of the district's costs.
Before the next workshop meeting, the board finance committee will examine the issues of athletics, curriculum, business, debt and revenue on April 17. The members will ...