FY 2021 Preliminary Budget

2020 Annual Town Meeting

Budget Detail

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Information on pages as of February 27, 2020. If updated, look for asterisk next to department in Table of Contents.

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Table of Contents and links to web-pages below:

Table of Contents

Operational Budget

School Committee Budget Development Guidelines and Priorities

Document format

Budget Overview

Section I – The Primary Drivers of the FY 2021 Budget

Section II – 2018 Proposition 2 ½ Override and Debt Exclusion

Section IIA – Highlights in the Override Budget

Section III – Summary of Expenses

Section IV – Summary of Budget Revenues

Program Budget Detail


1000 District Leadership & Administration

School Committee


Educational Equity

Office of Strategy and Performance

Office of Administration and Finance

Legal Services for School Committee

Information Technology


2000 Instructional Services

Office of Teaching and Learning

Office of Professional Development

Equity and Enrichment Programs

Steps to Success

Young Scholars (Grade K-8)

Young Scholars Calculus Project (Grade K-8)

The Calculus Project (Grade 8-12)

Literacy Project (Grade 9-12)

Curriculum Coordinators

Educational Technology and Libraries

English/ELA/Literacy Specialists

English Learner Education

Enrichment and Challenge Support Program (ECS)

Math/Math Specialists

Performing Arts

Wellness Education


Social Studies

Visual Arts

World Language

Office of Student Services

Special Education

Guidance / Counseling and Clinical Services

Psychological Services

General Instruction

Early Education and Elementary Schools

Brookline Early Education Program

Elementary Schools Program Descriptions

Edith C. Baker School

Florida Ruffin Ridley School

Michael Driscoll School

Heath School

Amos A. Lawrence School

William H. Lincoln School

John Pierce School

John D. Runkle School

High School Program Descriptions

Brookline High School

Career and Technology Education Department


BHS Advisory/Hub

African American & Latino Scholars Program (AALSP)

Alternative Choices in Education (A.C.E.)

Chinese Exchange

International Student Program

Testing Coordination (BHS)


Summer School

Project Discovery and Achieve Summer Literacy Programs


3000 Ancillary/Other School Services

Office of Health Services


Student Body Activities



4000 Operations and Maintenance of Plant

Building Services

5000 Fixed Charges

6000 Community Services

7000 Acquisition, Improvement & Replacement of Fixed Assets

8000 Debt Retirement and Service

9000 Programs with Other School Districts

Regular Education Out-of-District Tuition

Cherry Sheet Tuition Assessments

Tuition to Vocational Technical Education Programs & Agricultural Schools

Special education Programs

Shared Services with Municipal Departments

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Gifts, Grants and Donations

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Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local School Districts

Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading Title III: English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement Program for English Learners and Immigrant Children and Youth

Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant

Perkins Secondary Allocation Grant 2018-2019

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant


Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Federal Entitlement Grant

Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (IPLE) Grant

Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO)

Comprehensive School Health Services Grant


Brookline Education Foundation (BEF)

Boston University Consortium

Brookline Innovation Fund

Kraft Family Foundation Opportunity Fund


Baker School Gift Account

Florida Ruffin Ridley School Gift Account

Driscoll School Gift Account

Heath School Gift Account

Lawrence School Gift Account

Lincoln School Gift Account

Pierce School Gift Account

Runkle School Gift Account

Brookline High School Gift Account

BHS Community Assistance Gift Account

Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) Gift Account


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Revolving Funds

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Revolving Fund Fee Summaries

Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP)

Brookline Adult and Community Education Program

School Buildings – Use of School Buildings

Food Service


School Restaurant – “Restaurant 108”

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Career and Technology Education

BHS Summer School

Library Books and Materials

STAR Academy