At school board meetings in the months of July and August school board members will be reviewing and approving the school budgets for the 2010-11 school year.
Targeting reduction areas most favored by community and staff members as reflected in spring surveys and meetings, budget reductions will be made in the following areas: administration, transportation, staffing reductions from natural attrition, use of reserve funds, and realignment of some program budgets. In addition to this $1.3 million in reductions and adjustments, reductions of over $4 million from the 2009-10 school year will remain in place.
It was a top priority for the school board to keep every-day half-day kindergarten in place, and to minimize staffing cuts. The final budget will be approved in August.