Superintendent Carol Johnson will present the recommended FY2011 budget to the Boston School Committee at their meeting tonight. It doesn't look good. They're facing similar problems as last year, only this time, there's no federal stimulus money to save the day. The chief financial officer gave a presentation to the committee in December that gave a taste of what's to come. BPS is expected to face a budget gap again due to increasing costs, grant reductions and restrictions, and investments in certain academic priorities.
The school committee has scheduled a host of public hearings around the city:
Tuesday, Feb. 9., 6-8 p.m.
Harbor Middle School, 11 Charles St., Dorchester
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Madison Park High School, 75 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury
Monday, March 8, 6-8 p.m.
The English High School, 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain
Wednesday, March 10, 5-6 p.m., (prior to School Committee meeting)
Winter Chambers, 26 Court St., Downtown
The committee is expected to vote on the budget at their March 4 meeting.