Enrollment in the Edmonds School District is lighter than expected, and that will mean more cuts in this year’s budget.
“While we have not dug deep into the data, it is clear people have lost their jobs, lost their homes and moved to other areas,” said Marla Miller, executive director for business and operations.
The total impact is $2 million. District officials are trying to identify about $1 million in the 2011-12 budget that can be redirected, as well as using some reserves to get through the school year. Any reserves used this year will need to be restored when building the 2012-13 budget.
Community meetings to discuss next year’s budget will take place in spring 2012.