The district has responded to this by stating that reserves are important for the district’s financial stability and also announcing that they are intending to spend down reserves.
We’re glad to hear this, and agree that having appropriate reserves is vital. We’re still not clear on how those reserves will be used and the latest budget doesn’t say.
We – all educators – need to have a real voice in those decisions – because we are the passionate and dedicated professional educators who do the work.
We are sharing what we’ve learned about the district’s budgets in our regular site meetings and in future communications. If you have questions, please talk to one of us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.