The Board has asked that I invite you, as representative groups, to submit your suggestions for their consideration as a first step in our process. The Board will meet again on March 10th in a budget study session. They have asked that I gather suggestions from groups in our educational community on specific, cost reducing, strategies for their consideration.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to invite the following representative groups to submit suggestions to me, in writing, by March 9th:
- Employee Unions (SEA and CSEA)
- Unrepresented employee groups (Management and Confidential)
- School Staff
- Department Staff (M&O, Transportation, Food Service, District Office, Child Care)
- PTA/PTO groups at each school site
- Sylvan Educational Foundation
-Other common interest groups in the Sylvan educational community
While you may submit suggestions as individuals through this blog by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , the Board is asking that each representative group submit their own list of suggested budget reductions.
Suggestions should include specific anticipated savings and whether it is a one time or on-going savings. I can provide you fiscal information regarding any of your suggestions. I am available to meet with and/or answer questions or provide information to any and all of you who may be considering submitting suggestions to the Board of Trustees.
Please submit your suggestions directly to me. The Board will ask me to do a fiscal, feasibility and legal analysis of each suggestion before it is submitted to the Board. Again, the first opportunity for the Board to consider your suggestions will be on March 10th. I will need your suggestions by the 9th for inclusion at this meeting.
Superintendent / CBO