Thursday, December 8, 2016

Inclusion and Budget

On Tuesday the School Board held the second of back-to-back meetings - Monday with the City Council and then the School Board meeting and work session.

The biggest "news" from Tuesday is that the SB unanimously passed a Proclamation on Diversity and Inclusion.$file/Proclamation%20on%20Inclusion.pdf Motion by Michael Ankuma, second by Lawrence Webb, initiative by Erin Gill (, and support from all members. See Erin's report here:

In other news, there was a lot of discussion about the budget and the significant financial bind the schools face, with rising enrollment, increasing benefit costs, the need to competitively pay teachers, and City revenues that are rising more slowly. You can see the budget presentation here:$file/FY18Budget_WorkSession_Guidance.pdf

Other topics included passing the Code of Civility and the Legislative package. Now off to another community meeting!

(These are my personal views and not the official statement or records of the Board. They are not minutes but my personal summary of some of the highlights from the meeting.)


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