The financial operations of the Lincoln Public Schools are comprised of two basic budgets: one for the operation of the Lincoln School and a portion of the central administration and one for the operation of the schools located on Hanscom Air Force Base. The Lincoln School operation is funded primarily through appropriations approved by the Annual Town Meeting with revenue raised through property tax and state aid. Additionally, grants such as the Full Day Kindergarten grant, METCO and federal special education grants and reimbursement programs such as the special education circuit breaker program provide necessary funding to the support the school district.
The Hanscom Schools are operated by the Lincoln School Committee under contract with the Department of Defense. Funds from the contract support the Hanscom schools and a portion of the central administration. Additional grant funds also contribute to the operation of Hanscom programs.
The Lincoln School Committee began the discussion of the FY 2017 Budget with the Superintendent's presentation of the Preliminary Budget on November 5, 2015. The discussion will continue at the School Committee meeting on November 19th, and will be a regular part of the meetings that follow until the budget is voted in January 2015.
The School Committee established guidelines for FY 2017 at its meeting on September 10th. The guidelines can be found on the FY 2017 Preliminary Budget page.
Buckner CreelAdministrator for Business and FinanceMaureen OnigmanCoordinator of Business Operations