November 21, 2019

At its meeting on December 10th, the School Board will be apprised of how revenues and expenditures of the budget adopted in June are tracking as of October 31st. A three-year projection will also be presented at that time. You are welcome to attend the Board meeting to hear what is known as the first interim report.

It is already anticipated that the School Board will need to make some expenditure reductions in order for our budget to balance when it is sent to the county next June. The Board invites you to participate in the process of identifying potential savings starting with a meeting focusing on the current state of our district budget on Monday, December 16th, from 7-8 p.m. in the District Office Board Room at 750 College Avenue. 

This first meeting will be an overview of the first interim report as well as our historic and projected revenues and expenditures. It will set the stage for a series of weekly meetings in January and early February, which will produce recommendations for the Board to consider when making 2020-21 staffing decisions in early March. Anyone with an interest in contributing their time and expertise to this process is welcome. A mutually agreed upon meeting schedule will be developed with participants.

Longer range budget planning is also on the Board’s radar and will be taken up in April, May, and June. More information will be provided in this newsletter about opportunities to participate in this important process.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you on December 10th and 16th.

Liz Schott