The Lilja PTO has an ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET of approximately $39,000. Expenses are broken down into five main sections—they are listed below along with a brief description of what each category covers. Contact JP Matychak for a detailed copy of the budget.
28% is spent on classroom enrichment, staff requests, library support, playground support, and the principal’s budget.
Each teacher is reimbursed up to $180 for classroom items.
Cultural Arts Program
23% is given annually to the Cultural Arts Program, which brings in many wonderful performers throughout the year for the children at Lilja.
In the past the following groups came to Lilja: New England Aquarium, Earth Adventure, Jungle Encounters, Wheelock Theater, Impulse Dance Center, artist Bren Bataclan, and many performances including Little Red Riding Hood and a children's choir from Australia.
There is an open invitation to parents to attend these wonderful programs.
Last year, the PT0 spent 13%, to subsidize the cost of the field trips the students take to enrich their education.
29% is spent to provide fun and social events to bring the Lilja community together. These include the all-school dance, research and discovery night, game nights, the Kindergarten picnic, the Lilja Fair, fielddays, the perennial gardens, staff appreciation days, yearbook, and the maintenance of the fish tank.
7% is spent on general administrative costs such as bank fees, printing charges, the annual Lilja Scholarship (given to a Lilja alum who is graduating high school), hospitality charges, babysitting services for PTO meetings and curriculum nights, insurance, and external educational support.