As part of efforts to communicate with the community regarding the District’s budget, a Budget Ambassador Program was initiated in 1996. Ambassadors are residents of the District who volunteer and commit to serve on a committee which meets for three (3) two (2) hour evening sessions during January/February with the Superintendent and Business Administrator. Ambassadors review the preliminary budget as developed by the administration within parameters established by the Board of Education, and recommend to the Board any modifications they would like to see. Their recommendations, while highly valued, are advisory rather than binding as the Board develops the Proposed Budget to be brought to the voters. Ambassadors also agree to explain their work to any interested community member.
Persons interested in serving as an ambassador must notify the District in writing. The letter of interest - including name, address, email address, and daytime phone number - should be addressed to the Batavia City School District Board of Education and delivered to 260 State Street, Batavia, NY 14020. The letters are reviewed, with official appointments made by the Board of Education.
Each year, beginning in September and continuing up through December, the District publishes the current information about applying to be a Budget Ambassador, including the deadline for applications, date of appointment decisions, and dates of meetings.
For more information, please call the Superintendent’s Office: 343-2480 x1000.