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Participatory Budgeting

Polls are now closed! 
Thanks to the nearly 500 Richmond Hill community members who voted and to our amazing students who created over 50 project proposals!
The winner is: Proposal #4: Equipment to Elevate Athletic Excellence! The team's proposal will be fully funded by the RHHS budget.
See their winning proposal and all the other finalists below. 
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend a part of a public budget. In this case, the community members are students— even families, teachers, and
staff—and the budget is a part of the school budget. Students collect ideas about the school’s needs, develop project proposals, and vote on projects to fund. The PB project is meant to emulate, on a smaller scale, the process utilized by several New York City Council community districts.
Participatory Budgeting at Richmond Hill
As part of Participatory Budgeting, Richmond Hill High School has been allocated $3,769 to fund a project
proposed, researched, and promoted by students that will improve the students’ quality of life at school.
This year, student groups across senior Economics classes researched and created a total of 55 project proposals. Classes then voted for the top final projects to go on to our final school-wide community vote.
Students, families, staff and the entire Richmond Hill community - Now YOU have a chance to
vote on the winning proposal to be funded for our students!