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Posted: March 1, 2019

Budget Buzz

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy readies employees for the budget process.

There’s been a lot of buzz on the budget lately.

It’s like this every year around this time, though this year seems a little more frenzied with the possibility of more state money for public education mingling with the disappointing defeat of the bond/mill levy election. People are feeling both excited and anxious. 

Budgeting for a district this size is complex. The process needs to be transparent to avoid confusion or misunderstandings. Everything is on the table – the opportunities along with the challenges. Over the coming months, we will throw out lots of ideas, outline a world of possibilities, roll around some offbeat suggestions – all in an effort to make sure our schools are sufficiently funded and our students are well supported.

We’ll be seeking your suggestions as well.

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll take a minute to take our budget survey. It’s one of the many tools we will use to get employee and public input on the budget. State law requires we seek public comments and we have taken several approaches over the years. Stay tuned for more opportunities to provide your ideas and comments. 

Our hard-working budget department has posted lots of helpful information on its website, too, including regular budget planning presentations that are shared with the Board of Education.

As we go through this process, we renew our commitment to putting as many resources as possible in our schools. Please be patient and stay informed. I’ll stay in touch.

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