Budget Advisory Committee Charter

  • Budget Advisory Committee Authority

    Pursuant to a resolution dated November 27, 2018, the Board of Education of the Brewster Central School District has established a Budget Advisory Committee to assist the Board of Education in the budget development process. The Budget Advisory Committee shall be advisory and any recommendations it provides to the Board shall not be substituted for any required review and acceptance by the Board of Education. The committee does not possess the authority to make decisions on behalf of the Board of Education.


    The Board of Education of the Brewster Central School District has established a Budget Advisory Committee to provide analysis to the Board in the oversight of the following items:

    • Revenues
    • Expenditures
    • External factors that may impact current and future budgets
    • Communications between the Board of Education and community at large

    Composition and Requisite Skills

    The District’s Budget Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from each collective bargaining unit, Board of Education members, community members, and staff members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Members of the Committee shall perform their duties in good faith, in a manner they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the Committee and the District with such care as a generally prudent person in a similar position would use under similar circumstances. The Committee will hold regularly scheduled meetings and administer other related duties as prescribed by the Board of Education.

    Meetings and Notification

    An agenda should be clearly determined in advance of the meeting and members should also receive supporting documents in advance, for reasonable review and consideration. The Budget Advisory Committee shall prepare minutes of each meeting. At a minimum, the minutes will include the following:

    • Copies of the meeting agenda
    • Date, attendance and location of the meeting
    • Brief summary of the topics discussed
    • Copies of materials discussed or presented at the meeting
    • A record of all actions or recommendations agreed to by the committee

    Review of the Charter

    The Brewster Central School District Budget Advisory Committee shall assess and report to the Board of Education on the adequacy of this Charter on an annual basis. Charter modifications, as recommended by the Budget Advisory Committee, should be presented to the Board of Education in writing for their review and action.


    Budget Advisory Committee

    Karyn Bridges
    Kristin Cacal
    Jamie Callanan
    Kerry Cunningham Annette Gabriel
    Michelle Gosh
    Rebecca Hegenauer Valerie Henning-Piedmonte Bryan Horn
    Connie Hussey
    Victor Karlsson
    Ann Marie Kovaleski
    Eric Larca
    Jennifer Lynch
    Sonia Mesika
    Nora Mannuccia
    Caren Marotta
    Carrie O’Connell
    Chris Palizza
    Francine Santos
    Scott Seaman
    Christine Zirkelbach