Budget Forum - Wed. February 8, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.

  • On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the Newton Public Schools held an important forum on the 2023-24 (FY24) school year budget. This budget discussion included information on the proposed operational override and its impact on the FY24 budget. 

    The evening included a short presentation and then an opportunity for questions and answers. The event was live-streamed on NewTV.  You may view it via the link below:

    NewTV Recording - NPS Forum on the FY24 Budget and Override Impact

2023 Override Proposal

  • This fall, the City of Newton proposed three ballot questions to provide additional funding for public projects and operations. Newton City Council subsequently voted to place the two debt-exclusion questions and one override question before the voters of Newton. The questions will be decided upon by Newton voters on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. 

    Funding proposed in the debt-exclusions and the override is directed to the Newton Public Schools in three ways:

    Override (Permanent increase in the levy limit of the city, beyond the allowable 2.5 percent)

    • $4.5 million to NPS operating budget to sustain the current level of service and programming.
    • $775,000 to Horace Mann Elementary for building addition

    Debt-exclusion (Temporary tax increase to fund building projects. Once complete, the tax increase ends.)

    • Countryside Elementary School Building Project - $2.3 million
    • Franklin Elementary School Building Project - $3.5 million