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The mission of the Plymouth Public Schools is to Challenge, Inspire and Prepare all students for success in an ever-changing and complex world.

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2024-2025 Proposed Budget


Members of the Board of Education and Plymouth Community,

The 2024-2025 Superintendent’s proposed budget reflects the staffing and resources needed to provide high quality instruction to the students of the Plymouth Public Schools. This budget was built through the hard work and collaboration of the district’s administrative team, teachers, and department leaders. The items within this proposal have a direct correlation to our District Goals and District Improvement Plan. This alignment grounds our work and focuses on student achievement, engagement, and well-being.  

The Superintendent’s proposed budget for the 2024-2025 school year is $27,026,933, which represents a 3.35% increase over last year’s operating budget. This budget proposal maintains our current structures, resources, programs, and positions which are vital to offering the best possible learning experiences for our students. The 2024-2025 Superintendent’s proposed budget will continue to provide elementary STEM programs, middle school family and consumer science and technology education classes, a certified career counselor at our high school, student academic intervention programs, and ongoing internal professional development opportunities for our teachers.

This fiscally responsible proposed budget aligns to our mission, vision, and district goals. The resources included within the budget, and its strategic spending, will continue to improve student engagement in learning and their academic experiences.

Sincerely,


Brian Falcone

Superintendent

 

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Budget Letter to Faculty and Parents After Board Adoption


February 21, 2024


Dear Parents, Staff, and School Community Members,

I am writing to provide the school community with an update on our 2024-2025 Plymouth Public School budget:

  • At last Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board voted and officially adopted my recommended budget of $27,026,933. This reflects a $876,641 increase (3.35%) from the previous school year’s budget. 
  • In the creation of the 2024-2025 budget, our goals were to maintain our current staffing and programs and to continue to incorporate long term budget strategies that align to our vision for future improvement. With this adopted budgetary increase, no positions or programs would be eliminated from our operating budget. 
  • As stated in the Waterbury Republican last week, the Town could be reducing the Board’s adopted budget request to as low as 2%, a $352,842.68 reduction. With the approximate percentage needed to meet our overall contractual obligations being 3.29%, this reduction would have a direct impact on our current programs and staffing.
  • Additionally, last week Governor Lamont proposed adjustments to funds in place to support school districts with various tuition reimbursements. His recommended budget modification would eliminate another $104,000 from our Board’s adopted budget request. 
  • Based on the Town’s and Governor's proposed reductions, it is possible that we would have to reduce our adopted budget by approximately $456,000.

The purpose of this budget update is to inform our school community of where we are in the budget process and to be transparent so there are no surprises. Again, due to the contractual obligations that are necessary to operate our schools (3.29% increase), these significant reductions to our Board’s adopted budget request would have a negative impact on class sizes, programs, and staffing. 

The next step in the budget process is the Board of Education’s presentation of their adopted budget, the 3.35% increase, to the Town’s Board of Finance Committee. This meeting will take place on March 14th at 7:00 in the Community Room at Town Hall. As I have throughout the entire budget process, I encourage members of our school community to attend these budget informational meetings as they are the venue to learn more about the Board of Education’s budget, to ask questions, and to share your feedback. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Brian Falcone - Superintendent
 

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2024-2025 Pre-K Notice


The application for Plymouth Public School’s Preschool is now open and will close on March 1, 2024. This application should be used for children who have not previously been enrolled in our preschool program.


The program is for 3 and 4-year-olds (birth years 2020-2021) and is located at Plymouth Center School. Children must turn 3 on or before September 1,2024, to qualify. Any child regardless of racial, ethnic, and economic status, who is 3-4 years of age and resides in the Town of Plymouth is eligible for the program based on the preschool screening process, class sizes, and demographics of each class.  Completing an application does not guarantee your child a spot in the program. Next year we will be welcoming our graduating class of 2039!

24-25 Pre-K Application Form


All fields are required when completing the application and please be sure to wait until you see a screen that states “your response has been recorded” before leaving the website.

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Opening March 6th


This registration should be used for children who are turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

  • The link will open on March 6. Follow the link on the PCS website (pcs.plymouth.k12.ct.us) for “NEW Student Registration 2024-2025” to complete the registration form.

DOCUMENT COLLECTION

  • Tuesday, March 19 (9:30am - 6:30pm)
  • Wednesday, March 20 (1:30pm - 6:30pm)

*Schedule an appointment using the online scheduler on the PCS website. The scheduler will open on March 11.

See attached for more information:

Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025 Information

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