Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon – The Budget Committee met in a work session on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.
Carol Davis ) Board Chair
Ruth Alexander )
Keith Massie ) Board Members
Heidi Parker )
Eva Skuratowicz )
Curt Bacon )
Rick Barth )
Larry Cooper )
Rich Whitley )
Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent
Jill Turner, Business Manager
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m. by Carol Davis.
II. Roll Check
All members were present with the exception of Bill Anderson.
III. Reinvestment in K-12 Overview
Juli Di Chiro reviewed a PowerPoint presentation on the COSA/Educational Partners plan for working with the legislature on K-12 funding.
IV. Four Revenue Options
Jill Turner presented four funding scenarios for the 2011-13 biennium. At this time, the level of funding is not known. Consequently, it was recommended that the district use the most conservative of the four scenarios for budget development.
V. Enrollment Data 2006-07 to 2010-11
Jill Turner reviewed a report on student average daily membership and its impact on the revenue picture.
VI. Preliminary Budget Estimate
Jill Turner presented a preliminary budget outline for the 2011-12 school year. The outline indicated the need to cut $1.2 million in order to balance the budget. However, there are still many unknown variables for budget development for next year. This is a beginning estimate which will be further refined before the budget is completed.
VII. Community Budget Meetings
A discussion was held on community budget meetings which will be scheduled after January 1, 2011. There were many ideas about what could be accomplished at these meetings. The consensus was to use this opportunity to educate parents about the funding dilemmas in the State of Oregon and Ashland specifically. In addition, the meetings should have some type of interactive process that allows community members to express and prioritize the various school programs.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.