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School Efficiency & 2022-23 Preliminary Budget | November 24, 2021

The 2022-23 preliminary budget presentation illustrates the large funding shortfalls the district is facing next year - upwards of $17 million. To help balance the budget, the Board of Education and the district are exploring how to use school buildings more effectively and efficiently.

Late last week a task force made up of parents, educators, principals, support staff, and community members met to move forward to the Board of Education two options for school efficiency. The Board will be presented a report of the task force’s recommendations at the work session on Monday, December 6.

The details of the task force’s recommendations will be made public on Thursday, December 2, and both options will include the closing of at least two school buildings and the possible closing and repurposing of another school building.

Important upcoming dates:

  • December 6, 2021 - Board of Education work session to hear the task force recommendations
  • January 10, 2022 - Board of Education work sessions to review and discuss the task force recommendations
  • February 1, 2021 - The Board will vote on the final recommendation