May 26, 2019

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Proposed Preliminary FY20 Budget

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:

Recently, we presented the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Proposed Preliminary FY20 Budget to our Honorable School Committee. We presented this preliminary budget as a collaborative effort through conversations and communications with the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee and an advisory committee made up of representatives from both towns. In addition, our T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) which consists of central office, principals and assistant principals, as well as staff, created an overall preliminary budget that focuses on:

1.Student Achievement
2.Using Data and Technology
3.Strengthening Teaching and Learning
4.Creating Safe Schools/Culture and Climate, and
5.Infrastructure.

Similarly, through the School Improvement Plan Process, an emerging theme became clear to align the School Improvement Plans in each of the five schools to the five focus areas above. Due to this alignment, as seen in our District Improvement Plan as well, we continue to have a direct line from our budget to the classrooms. There are systems in place to measure the impact the budget has on student achievement as well as the other four focus areas referenced above.

As we work toward continued improvement in these five core areas, we set the foundation of our overarching goals for FY20 as we present a preliminary budget that increases student achievement and maintains financial stability for our two member towns. We believe that this preliminary budget, as presented, will provide our staff with the best opportunity to educate all of our children.

Sincerely,
Anthony C. Azar, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District

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