May 25, 2011 update: PSD presented the proposed 2011-12 budget to the Board of Education May 24. Budget information did not change from the May 10 presentation to the board (see below), and changes are not anticipated. The Board of Education will be asked to adopt this balanced budget at its June 14, 2011 meeting.
May 11, 2011 update: Thanks to voters’ passage of the mill levy and bond last fall that will help offset state budget cuts, PSD can now officially share the good news that no cuts will be made to schools and other instructional areas, and minimal cuts will be made overall in next year’s budget (more...). Also, see VIDEO below.
April 13, 2011 update: Within the next few weeks, the State Legislature is expected to finalize funding for PSD and other Colorado school districts for the coming year budget. Until the ink is dry on the annual School Finance Act, uncertainty exists. However, the budget outlook for PSD is more optimistic than earlier projections (more...).
March 2011 update: PSD presented a preliminary budget to the Board of Education, emphasizing this draft budget represents a worst case scenario and can change, depending on action by the State Legislature in May. PSD continues to be fiscally sound, while at the same time is planning for a $9.4 million budget reduction in light of statewide reductions to K-12 education statewide. (more...)
February 2011 update: At its Feb. 22 and March 8 meetings, the Board of Education finalized discussion of budget priorities to direct the PSD budget development process for the 2011-12 school year.
The Board of Education set the following five priorities:
Parent District Advisory Board (DAB) Provides Budget Input to Board
In setting priorities, the Board took into account parent input gathered by the District Advisory Board (DAB) and presented at same board meeting. DAB members, who represent each PSD school, participated in a facilitated discussion in early February. DAB Chair Tami Wineinger and Chair Elect Kim Redd presented the DAB’s report at the beginning of the Feb. 22 work session. The in-depth report included prioritized lists of top areas for efficiencies or cuts, as well as top areas to continue to support and keep in place (see DAB Meeting Notes here).
For more information, check out this Channel 10 video.