"This is the start of a months-long process."
Gloucester County School Board chair Troy Andersen introduced the budget process to the board at the board's first budget work session of the year, which was held on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anthony Vladu gave a presentation on the budget process. He reminded board members of the strategic priorities and goals to keep in mind for the fiscal year 2025 budget development, including instruction and academic achievement; school, family and community relationships; operations; safety; and emotional, mental health and wellness.
Vladu also presented on the Average Daily Membership of the division, which is currently trending downwards. The budget will be developed using an estimated ADM of 4,800, a figure used to determine state funding. Last year, the budget was created based on an ADM of 4,946. Vladu also presented on current homeschooling numbers, which are trendin...
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