FY2016 Approved Budget

Executive Summary

FY16 Budget Presentation

We were humbled by Wakefield’s overwhelming support of our schools at the Monday, May 4th town meeting.  Thank you for investing in our students by allocating resources for full day kindergarten for all and providing our youth with more counseling, nursing, STEAM opportunities and special education services across our schools.  We are grateful for your belief in our hard-working staff who deserve to have the tools to provide our students with a first class education.  Our budget affords them access to 21st century technology, updated curriculum, instructional coaching and additional professional development opportunities.  These are critical and foundational elements of a strong and viable school district.  This positions us to be competitive for years to come.  
After making such a significant commitment to our schools, we insist that you demand accountability and public transparency of us moving forward.  It is imperative that we demonstrate that this infusion of resources results in improved outcomes for students.  Thank you again for your continued support and your belief in our efforts to best serve Wakefield’s youth.  Wakefield continues to demonstrate that our children come first and that the community is serious about providing its youth with exemplary schools.
With gratitude,
Steve Zrike