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Saunders Presents Proposed Budget To District Staff

On Tuesday, January 28, Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders gave a presentation of the proposed 2020-2021 budget to members of the District staff who were gathered at ConVal High School.

Saunders began the presentation by explaining the procedural, financial, and programmatic assumptions on which the proposed budget was based and then addressed the central questions that guided the budget building process at the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels.

Another segment of the presentation was devoted to a preview of the proposed budget by object code. Saunders explained the projected levels of revenues from local, state, and federal sources and the expected expenditures in personnel costs (salaries and benefits), professional and technical services, as well as property and materials expenses.

The final portion of the presentation was devoted to a discussion of the default budget and the cuts that would be triggered if the budget does not get approved by voters at the March meeting. The cuts were grouped into five levels of priority, from those with low impact on core functions and district operations to those that would seriously affect instructional delivery, athletics programs, and co-curriculars.

Staff had the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed budget, the budget building process, and the expected consequences of the default budget.

To view the slide deck of the proposed ConVal 2020-2021 budget, please follow this link.