Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon The Board of Directors met in a work session Tuesday, January 25, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Board Room, 885 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland OR 97520.  Present were:

Carol Davis                 )           Chair

Heidi Parker                )           Board Members

Eva Skuratowicz         )

Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Jill Turner, Business Manager

I.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Davis.

II.

Roll Check

A roll call of the Board was taken and all members were present with the exception of Directors Alexander and Massie.

III.

Meet with State Representatives

Juli Di Chiro reviewed the PowerPoint presentation that the District is showing all sites to give an overview of K-12 funding in the State of Oregon, as well as a proposal for improving funding in the future.  She also reviewed the four scenarios that are being reviewed with all staff.  Jill Turner presented a proposed 2011-12 draft budget that is based on flat funding from the current school year.  Even if the district reduces spending in all categories and spends no additional money on salaries or benefits for next year, there is still a $1.3 million shortfall. 

After the presentation, Representative Buckley and Senator Bates discussed their views over the upcoming session.  They agreed that flat funding is probably the more realist aspect from the state.  They expressed appreciation that the District is showing no increases in salaries or benefits and yet still faces a $1.3 million shortfall.  They will do whatever they can to try to assist the district.

V.

Adjourn

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.



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