Each year, we have the opportunity to rethink how we allocate resources across the district. Even though we anticipate low revenue growth, it is important to evaluate our spending each year. We may find different ways to allocate funds that will do a better job of helping us reach our strategic plan goals.
Keep in mind that in order to put new resources in one area, we must take from another. We will weigh all budget proposals based on the guiding principles that the school board agreed to last year:
- Keep in mind the long-term fiscal and academic impacts of any budget decision.
- Prioritize student facing activities that deliver on the Highline promise.
- Recognize the importance of and maintain adequate resources for operational support for schools, staffs, and students.
We invite you to share your budget idea through a ThoughtExchange. As you are considering budget priorities, please think about the problem or opportunity your idea would address. Please share your idea and tell us how it supports our strategic plan.
Please be respectful in your comments. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for review.
The ThoughtExchange will end on Wednesday, December 18.