In order to balance our budget for the 2024-2025 school year, our district will need to reduce our overall budget by 8-10%, which is approximately $35 million dollars. We are asking for your input as we prioritize these reductions.
We have invested a lot to build the programming model we currently use to serve students. It has been built through the hard work of our students, staff, families, and community. It is very difficult to consider how to reduce that model by 8-10% and it is frustrating that our district and many other districts are in this situation.
Everyone contributes greatly to what happens in our district each day, and everyone will be impacted by this reduction in some way. That impact will be felt differently based on each individual’s situation so the care, support, and understanding we can give to each other during this process is very important.
We are committed to making decisions in a way that minimizes the impact on student learning, and to communicate with those who will be directly impacted by the reductions as soon as possible.
More about our budget challenges can be found on this budget page, which includes information and timelines presented during board meetings and to our staff earlier this week. We also detail the process and timeline we will be following in developing the 2024-2025 budget.
Please review this information and offer your recommendations in our budget survey.