Ashland School District No.5, Jackson County, Oregon – The Budget Committee met in a regular session on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland School District Board Room. Present were:
Ruth Alexander )
Heidi Parker )
Amy Patton ) Budget Committee Members
Bill Anderson )
Curt Bacon )
Rick Barth )
Larry Cooper )
Richard Whitley )
Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent
Jill Turner, Business Manager
Traci Adams, District Accountant
Daniel Cazares, Certified Representative
Judy Kimball, Classified Representative
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Curt Bacon.
II. Roll Check
A roll of the Committee was taken and all members were present with the exception of Mat Marr and Keith Massie.
III. AMS & AHS Report (Impact of Budget Cuts)
Steve Retzlaff gave a presentation on the cuts at the middle school and the effects on class sizes and the team structure. Ken Kigel gave a presentation on the cuts at the high school and the effects on the number and types of classes offered, including the teacher to student ratios.
IV. Review Questions and Answers:
Juli Di Chiro requested that the committee review the emailed answers and send her clarifying questions before the meeting next week.
V. Public Input
There was no public input.
VI. General Discussion
Discussions were held about the lack of an ending fund balance and that the current budget is not sustainable for more than one year.
Discussions were held about cuts that will need to be made next year. The committee would like to meet earlier next year to have more time and discussions on programs that may be cut.
VII. Set Agenda for Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on June 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the district board room. The agenda will include: Review Minutes, Clarifying Questions, Public Input
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.