Vancouver Public Schools officials asking for input from district families, staff and community members
VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools has a projected budget shortfall next year that will necessitate reductions in staff and support. The overall deficit has been lessened thanks to a one-time addition of $6.5 million in the recently released state’s consensus budget. At this point, the district is anticipating an $8 million shortfall.
The district is asking for input from district families, staff and community members to prioritize the reductions in a survey that opens Monday. Participants will be asked to suggest preliminary/recommended reductions from a potential list identified over the past three months.
- The survey will be open May 6-14.
- Results of the survey will be released May 20.
- District advisory committee discussion will take place May 23.
- Final budget recommendations, reflecting the survey results, will be made at the May 28 school board meeting.
Information provided by Vancouver Public Schools.