January 23, 2014


The budget meeting was called to order by Ray Estes at 7:06 p.m. in the School Department Conference Room.

Members Present:    Raymond Estes, Carol Falvey, Dennis Friedman, Paul Gannon, Liza O’Reilly, Andy Shafter, and Edward Schreier.

Central Office Present:    Dot Galo, John Ferris, Ellen Keane, Elizabeth Flynn.

Visitors Present:    Alec Porter, Derek Smith, Debbie Stellar, Anthony Keady, Paula Girouard McCann, Laura English, Rebecca Scarlott, Linda Kutsch, Catherine Rein, James Taylor, Ron Woolley, Mary Power, Chuck Cormier, Mary Eastwood, Caryl Falvey, Pat Velie

Ray Estes reviewed the format and timeline for the budget development process for FY15.

Dr. Galo reviewed information on the state budget, a letter from parents supporting a budget request for an additional Hingham-owned wheelchair van, and a field trip.

John Ferris reviewed a PowerPoint overview of FY15 facilities and operations budget information.

Dr. Galo reviewed a PowerPoint overview of FY15 special education budget information

The Committee continued budget review of the following functions:

Function 2410 Instructional Equipment    Function 4220 Plant Maintenance
Function 3300 Transportation    Function 4230 Repairs of Equipment
Function 3510 Athletics    Function 7000 Non-Instructional Equipment
Function 3520 Other Student Activity
Function 4110 Custodial
Function 4120 Heating of Buildings
Function 4130 Utilities    Function 2100B, 2300B, 2350B, 2400B,  2700B, 2800B, 3300B, 9100B  Special Education
Function 3300E, 9100E Vocational Education
Function  Other Allowance
Function 4210 Maintenance of Grounds

The consensus of the committee was to conduct a budget meeting on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Ray Estes noted the January 25, 2014 Working Session scheduled with the Advisory Committee Education Subcommittee at 9:00 a.m. and a February 6, 2014 joint session with the Board of Selectmen and the full Advisory Committee.

On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,

It was
Voted:    To adjourn the Budget Meeting at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Dennis Friedman


Next budget working session is January 30, 2014 in the School Department Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.