Finance & Operations

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget (pdf)

Holyoke Public Schools is proud to present our annual operating budget. The FY 2017 budget is balanced and it achieves the Receiver’s commitment to allocate resources into the classroom. Through the strong collaborative effort of District leaders and innovative decision-making, our District can present an honest budget that puts children first. For FY 2017, the Receiver will adopt a $90.9 million general fund budget, representing a 1.1% increase over FY 2016. The District strives to achieve a budget proposal that coincides with its mission, vision, and core values, with the ultimate goal of student achievement in mind. Please note that all of the numbers presented in this budget were based on updated assumptions in the Senate Ways and Means Budget. Therefore, there is a difference between what the City Council total appropriation for the School Department was and what is being presented in this budget document. For a reconciliation of those differences please see the appendix on page 92.

Fiscal Year 2017 School Committee Presentation (pdf)

  • Vision & Values
  • Strategic Priorities
  • Key Investments
  • Addressing the Budget Gap
  • Budget Assumptions & Variables
  • FY17 Budget • Final Thoughts & Next Steps

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget (pdf)

I am pleased to present a balanced fiscal year 2016 (FY16) budget for the Holyoke Public Schools in my capacity as Receiver. The FY16 budget represents our shared commitment to the effective use of scarce resources, given the district’s status as a high need and low wealth district. The effective use of resources to maximize student achievement will assuredly be a principle on which the district’s strategies will continue to be developed.

Anthony Soto
Chief of Finance and Operations

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