Development of the district’s budget while considering the limited resources available requires careful review of our needs and priorities.  As we evaluate the funding of programs and initiatives based upon their effect on student achievement and their fiscal impact, we value the input of all stakeholders in the Montville community.  Your perspective will provide insight about the community’s priorities for allocation of resources. 
Thank you for your feedback.

Laurie Pallin, Interim Superintendent
Robert Mitchell, Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Education

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* 1. What is your relationship to Montville Public Schools?

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* 2. For each of the areas listed below, please indicate your support for the additional funding required to maintain current services (due to inflation).

  I support funding to maintain current services I do not support funding to maintain current services
Academic programs
Athletics
Building maintenance
Class size
Clubs and activities
School security and safety
Technology
Please rank the items below which are under consideration for inclusion in the 2019-2020 budget.

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* 3. Academic Budget Items

  Essential, must be funded Very Important, support funding Good to have, but not essential Less Important, Should not be funded
Offer a second language besides Spanish at the high school level
Ensure small class sizes
Increase vocational opportunities, such as the certified nursing assistant program
Provide a coach for teachers of English / Language Arts in grades K-8 to ensure the highest quality reading and writing instruction
Restore funding for field trips
Restore funding for teachers’ professional development

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* 4. Student Support Services

  Essential, must be funded Very Important, support funding Good to have, but not essential Less Important, should not be funded
Add an additional social worker to ensure the needs of students and their families are met

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* 5. Technology Budget Items

  Essential, must be funded Very Important, support funding Good to have, but not essential Less Important, should not be funded
Provide up to date technology
Work toward a one-to-one student to computer device ratio

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* 6. Safety and Security Budget Items

  Essential, must be funded Very Important, support funding Good to have, but not essential Less Important, should not be funded
Add campus safety officers at all secondary school buildings
Add campus safety officers at elementary school buildings

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* 7. Extra-Curricular Budget Items

  Essential, must be funded Very Important, support funding Good to have, but not essential Less Important, should not be funded
Restore middle school athletic program

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* 8. Please list other budget priorities.

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* 9. Please list any items you believe should be eliminated from the budget.

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* 10. Please provide any other comments you would like the board to consider.

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* 11. If you would like to discuss your thoughts more fully, please provide contact information.

Thank you very much for your input.

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