Central Valley Seeks Input about Proposed Budget Cuts
Series of Community Workshops Planned to Inform Process
A series of three Community Budget Workshops will be held to gather crucial input from parents, employees and residents as the Central Valley School District faces a third consecutive year of budget reductions.
Central Valley School District is anticipating cuts of $2.0 - $3.3 million from the general fund budget for the 2010/11 school year to close a budget gap caused by further reductions in state funding. An additional $1.5 - $2.0 million in budget reductions for the 2011/12 school year is also anticipated, due to state-mandated doubling of the pension contributions for local school districts and the end of federal stimulus funding.
Workshop participants will learn more about the financial challenges facing the district and will be asked to provide responses to a list of at least 28 items proposed for reduction or elimination. The workshops are scheduled from 7:00 8:45 p.m. as follows:
· March 23 University High School 12420 E. 32nd Avenue
· March 24 Horizon Middle School 3915 S. Pines Road
· March 25 Central Valley High School - 821 S. Sullivan Road
It is vitally important that we hear from our community about what they value most in Central Valley schools, explained Ben Small, superintendent. As was the case in previous years, none of these decisions are easy and all will impact services to our children.
The Central Valley School Board will use the collective input from community members as they make difficult budget reduction decisions for the upcoming school year. The Board is expected to adopt their 2010/11 Budget Reduction Plan later next month. For more information, click here.
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