2019-2020 Budget Approved

On Tuesday night, the Deptford Township Schools Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school year budget.

The budget maintains all staffing and programs at their current levels, and features these new additions:

  • More Chromebook and Promethean Board purchases for students and staff, moving toward 1:1 device initiative for students
  • New Classroom spaces at Monongahela Middle School & Lake Tract Elementary School
  • New High School Academy Programs: Carpentry, Music
  • New Collegiate High School at Rowan College (RCGC)
  • New Educational software: Canvas, Naviance, IXL
  • New Position – Chief Technology Officer
  • New Position – Director of Campus Security
  • New Position – Guidance Counselor
  • Purchase of 7 new school buses
  • HVAC upgrades to Deptford High School to include new state-of-the-art boilers and asbestos abatement during the summer
  • Purchase of new maintenance truck with snow plow
  • Purchase of various commercial-grade equipment for maintenance and grounds

 

“This budget is a reflection of our priorities,” explained Mr. Dietz, Superintendent of Schools. “We have worked hard to be fiscally responsible and maintain all programs while making new purchases that directly impact our students in the classroom. We purchased 1,400 new computers this school year and we intend to continue moving in that direction next year for our students. This budget is about improving student achievement and the learning experience for our community.”

Dietz also explained the purchases of new equipment regarding transportation and facilities.

“Safety is our number one priority. Rather than waiting until the bare-minimum compliance dates before we must retire school buses, we are replacing and updating our fleet of school buses ahead of schedule. Other new purchases for boilers, snow removal, and grass cutting will increase efficiency and save money in our maintenance department. New boilers at Deptford High School means our facilities can now be open to our sports and arts programs and the community, especially in the winter months, without additional maintenance supervision.”