Meeting: March 2, 2015
Location: Multipurpose Room at the Secondary School
Time: 6:00 P.M.
To all patrons and friends of JSD 243,
I would like to thank each of you that were able to attend the meeting Monday February 23, 2015. I hope that all who attended found it to be informative. The individuals who attended the meeting asked for an opportunity to brain storm ideas for consideration to help offset the reduction in funding due to a decrease in student enrollment and the reduction in our Federal Forest Funding.
On Monday March 2, 2015 we will meet as a community to work through the same process our staff used to identifies possible ideas for consideration by the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in participating in this process we will be meeting in the multipurpose room located at the secondary school.
Despite what you may heard from social media the purpose of this meeting is to identify the best long term sustainable solutions to a difficult situation. As always, if at any time you have a question concerning the school district please feel free to contact me.
p.s. information from the meeting:
|Decrease in Funding (projected)||Federal Forest||State Support||Total|
|14-15 (current year)||-$107,101 to- $109,101**||-$32,640||-$140,742|
|15-14 (upcoming year)||-$108,101**||-$102,000||-$210,101|
**We have not typically used the total amount of Federal Forest dollars each year. For the 13-14 school year we spent $60,000 to supplement the food service program, maintenance projects (paint, floor covering, etc.), equipment repairs and upgrades, upgrade technology, supplies and curriculum.
Projected 15-16 school year budget decreases due to declining enrollment (State Funding) and the amount of Federal Forest dollars we have been relying on each year to subsidize other accounts.
$102,000 State Funding
$50,000 Federal Forest
$152,000 Total Projected Shortfall for the 2015 – 2016 school year