Short outlines three things to address in crafting school district budget

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - School Board member Jeff Short talked about the challenge of carving the budget by three million dollars while a guest on Action Line today (Monday).

    "I know we're going to approach the deficit by seeking all the input we can get from the community about three things:  What to preserve at all costs.  What we really need to invest in despite having a big short fall and what can we get away with cutting if things have to go."

    The school board gets its first look at a preliminary budget during a work session Tuesday evening.  The panel conducts a joint meeting with the Assembly Wednesday evening to discuss district matters including the budget deficit.  

    Public forums are scheduled Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7 to collect ideas on how to deal with the budget.



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