2018-2019 Program Planning Task Force
Task force groups will be established to review program planning for the 2018/19 school year. The superintendent, school board, and administration want input from all district stakeholders about the 2018/19 budget. Each focus group will report on the description of the option identified, cost savings/increase revenue associated with that option, rationale explaining why the option is feasible, impact of implementation of option, and other additional comments in relation to that option. Due to Act 1 guidelines, the final report from the task force must be completed and reviewed at a special meeting on November 2, 2017 at 5:00pm. The task force groups will meet on the following dates at the Central Mountain High School Cafeteria from 6:00pm – 8:00pm:
The goal of each group is to evaluate and find areas to reduce the budget and shrink the organization. The groups will be comprised of district board members, staff, parents, and community members. The overall goal of this task force is to identify at least $10 million or 13% of the overall budget, in sustainable savings and/or revenue. All identified savings and/or revenue must comply with state and federal mandates. Categories to be evaluated will include personnel, operating, facilities, programs, and revenue. Each group will be comprised of 20 (maximum) volunteers and will be given a financial target for potential sustainable reductions. The target will represent a 13% reduction in each of the respective groups.
How the board and administration will use the report
The administration and school board understand the importance of community involvement regarding district programming decisions. The decisions affect students, parents, taxpayers, staff, and our entire community. The report is non-binding and will be used as guidance for community expectations of services as the board moves into the 2018/19 budget process.