The Board of Education held a committee meeting on Tuesday, May 10th, during which I presented an outline of possible reductions to attain a “balanced budget” for the 2016-17 school year. The meeting was intended to be informational, but also designed to give the Board a chance to ask questions and to have discussions with each other. In addition, we received feedback from citizens during “Citizens and Delegations,” and further have received more feedback since the meeting-- that is a good thing! Upon hearing this information, our team has been able to do additional research and make adjustments to the original plan.
On Monday, May 16th I am planning to present updated information for the Board to consider. There will be no action on the budget that evening, so that the Board has time to fully digest all of the information. We will schedule a special board meeting after the 16th so the Board can take action at a later date, once they have had additional thinking time.
Finally, I have been able to work with our administrative team to come up with a plan that will KEEP Freshman Sports. Further, this plan will additionally minimize the co-curricular reductions I originally presented. We will continue to make tweaks prior to bringing a final recommendation.