If you have a question or comment about the Edmonds School District’s budget shortfall, now’s the time to speak up.
A community budget meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 14, at the Lynnwood High School theater.
Like most districts around the state, ESD is cutting back in order to balance its operating budget for next year. Superintendent Nick Brossoit estimates they’ll be facing reductions of between $6 million and $8 million dollars.
After a series of community meetings this month, the school board will hold meetings and study sessions in May and June to discuss the budget. If staff layoffs are needed, they are expected to send notices on May15.
The budget shortfall has also delayed publication of next year’s school calendar, the district said in an e-mail:
“The delay in the state budget release coupled with the further budget reductions our organization is again facing, forces us to wait to schedule district-based dates. This includes professional development/non-student days – including the three usually placed the week prior to the school year starting.
“The key dates for the 2010-11 school year are posted, but these are the only dates that can be provided at this time.”