The Hectorcampbell NDA meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Public Safety Building: 3200 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, OR

Friday, January 4, 2013

North Clackamas School District Budget Forums

Community invited to forums on $6 million budget gap
North Clackamas Schools will hold five community meetings
on the district’s budget challenges for the 2013-14 school year.
Meeting attendees will learn about the projected $6 million shortfall facing the school district, and
have the chance to offer input on their priorities for cuts and added revenue.
“After five years of budget challenges, we have few options left to close our forecasted $6 million
funding gap. None of these choices is ideal,” said Superintendent Matt Utterback. “However, I hold
out hope that the Legislature will soon take actions that allow us to begin reducing class sizes.”
Staff and community members will consider 12 options that include both revenue-raising strategies
and spending cuts. An on-line version of the hands-on budget exercise will be posted on the district
website in January.
Options include athletic/activities reductions; closing/consolidating schools/programs; eliminating
Outdoor School; eliminating outgoing transfers; increasing facility fees; open enrollment; professional
development cuts; reducing school days (subject to bargaining); eliminating textbook purchases;
reduction in force; selling property; and student fee increases.
Budget forums
Free childcare and Spanish/Russian/Vietnamese interpretation available at all meetings.
Milwaukie High
Jan. 9
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Clackamas HS (West)
Jan. 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Putnam HS
Jan. 14
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Happy Valley MS
Jan. 22
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Alder Creek MS
Jan. 23
6:30 to 8:30 p.m

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