Brookline Financial Information

Brookline School District Budget

Welcome to the budget information page for the Brookline School District. The School Board is responsible for creating the budget working closely with the Finance Committee and SAU 41 Administration. Budget development information is listed by budget rounds then, in an SB2 environment, moves to a budget hearing, a deliberative session and, lastly, to a secret ballot vote on voting day. This area will be updated throughout the budget process as information becomes available.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Budget Season Calendar

    • The “Budget Season” includes all of the School District Annual Meetings and Deadlines governed by NH RSA regulations. Here you will find opportunities to participate in the discussions leading up to the final warrant put before the voters at either the District Meeting or March election, depending on the School District.

  • Public Hearing Notice

    • The purpose of a public hearing is for the School Board to gather public comment for or against a particular matter. 

  • Filing for School District Office

    • If you are interested in serving as an elected official for the School Board or School District Budget Committee, please review the filing dates, timelines and requirements here.

Voting Day (Second Session)

  • School District Election Results

    • Here you will learn of the results of the School District election held the second Tuesday of March. This includes election results for any open School District position as well as the results of the warrant that was presented to the voters.

  • MS22 Report

    • The Department of Revenue Administration requires this report to be submitted following the results of voting in a traditional annual meeting or by ballot vote in and SB2 community. The MS22 is a report of appropriations actually voted. It is certified by the majority of school board members, the district clerk and the superintendent.

Post-Deliberative Session Results

  • Final School District Warrant

    • The School District Warrant includes all articles presented before the voters including those with a financial impact and those do not. The Warrant would include articles specific to the School District Budget, any collective bargaining agreements, allocations to a trust fund, etc. The articles must also include the School District and Budget or Finance Committee (if applicable) recommendations on these articles. The final warrant would include any changes made at the Deliberative Session.

  • Final Budget

    • This is a detailed look at the Budget that is being presented to the voters on the Final Warrant. The final budget would include any changes that occurred during the Deliberative Session.

  • Deliberative Session Minutes

    • For SB2 Districts such as the Brookline School District, the First Session of the School District Annual Meeting is called the First Deliberative Session. The Articles on the Final Warrant are presented, and the public is able to comment for or against the Articles. Dollar amounts are able to be amended on the floor during the First Deliberative Session, as well. Here you will find minutes from this session.

  • Final District Report

    • The District Report provides important information regarding enrollment, financial, and academic data. The report also identifies elected officials for both the School Board and the Finance Committee or Budget Committee (whichever is applicable). Finally, the District Report provides a copy of the official Warrant, including a brief description of what the article is about.

 

Deliberative Session (First Session) Materials

For SB2 Districts such as the Brookline School District, the First Session of the School District Annual Meeting is called the First Deliberative Session. The Articles on the Final Warrant are presented, and the public is able to comment for or against the Articles. Dollar amounts are able to be amended on the floor during the First Deliberative Session, as well. 

  • Final Draft School District Warrant

    • The School District Warrant includes all articles presented before the voters including those with a financial impact and those do not. The Warrant would include articles specific to the School District Budget, any collective bargaining agreements, allocations to a trust fund, etc. The articles must also include the School District and Budget Committee (if applicable) recommendations on these articles.

  • Posted Budget-MS26/27 Report

    • A form required by the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), the MS27 Report is the result of electronically entering all warrant information and the associated revenues and expenditures. This report is finalized by the DRA and the Budget Committee following the public hearing. The MS26 Report is the same as the MS27 Report but for school districts that have a finance committee. In this case the DRA and the School Board finalize the report. 

 

Posted Default Budget

    • "Default budget'' means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures contained in the operating budget. “One-time expenditures” are appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget.

  • Deliberative Session District Report

    • The District Report provides important information regarding enrollment, financial, and academic data. The report also identifies elected officials for both the School Board and the Finance Committee or Budget Committee (whichever is applicable). Finally, the District Report provides a copy of the Warrant as it will be presented at the Deliberative Session, including a brief description of what the article is about. The Warrant is subject to change during the meeting, so this District Report might vary slightly from the Final District Report 

  • Deliberative Session Presentation

    • This is a copy of the slide presentation that is presented at the First Deliberative Session.

Public Hearing Materials

  • Draft School District Warrant

    • The School District Warrant includes all articles presented before the voters including those with a financial impact and those do not. The Warrant would include articles specific to the School District Budget, any collective bargaining agreements, allocations to a trust fund, etc. The articles must also include the School District and Budget Committee (if applicable) recommendations on these articles. This is the draft warrant that is being presented at the Public Hearing. Input on this Warrant will be gathered at the Public Hearing.

  • Draft Budget

    • This is a detailed look at the Budget that is being presented to the voters on the Draft Warrant.

  • Draft Default Budget-Summary

    • "Default budget'' means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures contained in the operating budget. “One-time expenditures” are appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget. This is the summary of how the default budget was developed.

  • Draft Default Budget-Highlighted Explanation

    • "Default budget'' means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures contained in the operating budget. “One-time expenditures” are appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget. This is an explanation of how the default budget was developed.

  • Draft Default Budget-Detail

    • "Default budget'' means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures contained in the operating budget. “One-time expenditures” are appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget. This is the line-by-line detailed view.

  • Public Hearing Presentation

    • This is a copy of the slide presentation that is presented at the Public Hearing.

Information Presented at School Board Meetings prior to the Public Hearing

Round 4 – Budget Documents

  • Round 4.0 Budget

    • This is the full, line-by-line budget as it exists in the 4th round after cuts have been made based on Board and Budget/Finance Committee feedback from Round 3. In most cases this budget will be the one presented at the public hearing.

  • New Items Round 4.0

    • This is an item-by-item explanation about new items that are being proposed in the budget as it exists in the 4th round after cuts have been made based on Board and Budget/Finance Committee feedback from Round 3. These items also will be part of the public hearing presentation.

Round 3 – Budget Documents

    • This is an item-by-item explanation about new items that are being proposed in the budget as it exists in the 3rd round after cuts have been made based on Board and Budget/Finance committee feedback from Round 2.

    New Items Round 3.0

  • Round 3.0 Budget

    • This is the full, line-by-line budget as it exists in the 3rd round after cuts have been made based on Board and Budget/Finance committee feedback from Round 2.

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Brookline Reports

Documents