Jan. 9, 2018 | Work Session
Preliminary Budget Discussion
Superintendent Ember Conley and members of Cabinet provided the Board with context for understanding the financial needs of the district over the next three to five years.
Dr. Conley presented the vision for a budget that looks not only at FY 19, but the district’s longterm needs. The district’s administrative team believes the greatest needs of the district are time, staff support, and consistent processes.
Cabinet is developing a budget that will have the most impact at the school level and improving student outcomes. The board will need to prioritize the district’s most important issues for FY19.
Board President Andrew Caplan said the Board is supportive of the direction the Administration is taking with the budget and personnel. Dr. Conley said the Board would see a preliminary budget at its Feb. 6 meeting.
Master Planning Update
After reflecting on the report from the Collaborative Learning Network, the board is adopting the following six steps outlined for master planning:
– Step 1: Understanding and Assessment
– Step 2: Reflecting on Educational Vision
– Step 3: Inspiring the Connection between Education and Facilities
– Step 4: Discovering Locally Relevant Solutions
– Step 5: Funding the Future
– Step 6: Professional Development Support
The board also agreed to submit a Request for Proposal for an “Owner’s Representative” who will coordinate the district’s scope and schedule of the master planning process and report to the district’s leadership team and Board of Education.