Over the next few weeks, the 2014-2015 school budget will be developed. You can read all about the budget process at http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/domain/6734. Currently, charter schools are projected to receive $9,299 per K-8 pupil, with Prek resources coming in the form of staff rather than budgeted dollars. We are projected to serve 714 students overall, with 670 K-8 students. This means that HHA’s budget for next year is more than $6.2M. Due to reduced overall district funding, HHA’s budget is projected to be down about $104,000 in funding. Rising labor costs have further budget implications. However, HHA’s budget has been well managed over the years, and we do not anticipate any reduction in staff or services. As a charter school, we receive more dollars than a traditional school, but fewer district services, and we are able to carryover anything we save year to year. There will be two presentations and planning meetings for the school community to discuss the budget. These are Wednesday, March 19th at 3 pm during the School Family Council meeting and Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm at a special evening “Chat with Matt.” Parents, please plan to join us.