by Diane Payne and Lynda Rubin
The Board of Education held two consecutive remote meetings: the Lump Sum Budget Presentation and a joint meeting of the Finance and Facilities Committee and the Student Achievement and Support Committee. All members of the Board attended online; Dr. Hite attended the Budget hearing. [The video of the meetings can be viewed from the Board’s homepage; the budget power-point can be accessed by visiting the “meeting materials” page.]
Chief Financial Officer Uri Monson provided updated budget projections for FY 2020/21. Both President Wilkerson and Dr. Hite urged members of the public to advocate for continued adequate funding from the state. The City’s contribution to the District remains intact for now. Student Representative Doha Ibrahim read prepared remarks on how the Covid-19 has affected the District’s students, seniors in particular. Her remarks served as a reminder of the human impact behind the budget data.
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