Overview of Fiscal Outlook Discussion and Decision Making Timeline
January 12, 2010 Workshop Meeting – First presentation to the Board of Education on background information on current fiscal situation, preliminary estimates on amount of budget cuts needed to balance 2010/2011 budget and preliminary list of options to be considered in balancing the budget.
January 26, 2010 Business Meeting – Updated presentation on the five year fiscal forecast. Board of Education to determine the level of reductions.
February 9, 2010 Board of Education Workshop Meeting – Workshop focus for this meeting is for the Board and Administration to receive community input on proposed cuts.
February 23, 2010 Board of Education Business Meeting – Presentation of any additional items for final consideration, any new updates on the fiscal projections.
March 9, 2010 Board of Education Workshop Meeting – The Board of Education will take action on items to be cut to balance the 2010-2011 budget.
Opportunities for Community Input:
-Feedback link on the District Website – input received will be summarized and shared with the Board of Education and Administration for consideration. Frequently asked questions are being addressed in a QA document that is also available for community viewing on the District webpage.
-Board workshop meeting scheduled for February 9th, 2010 (Location to be determined -7:30 pm). The primary focus for this meeting will be to receive input from the community on the proposed budget cuts.
-Email or contact Board members – all input received by Board members will be added to the feedback link to ensure that all Board members and Administration have access to all input/feedback received.
-Public Comment before any Board meeting – We are happy to hear input at public comment prior to any Board meeting; however, a speaker’s time is limited to no more than 3 minutes and it becomes difficult to hear a significant number of speakers without pushing back Board of Education business and discussion until late into the evening.