06-17-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #14


Title
Superintendent's Recommendation: District Programs/Other Recommendations Due to 2008-2009 Budget Reductions

Discussion

Phase II budget reductions are outlined in the attached as the district works to absorb a $38.4 million budget shortfall. That number has been revised from the $35.9 million originally discussed.  This reduction recommendation totals $39.2 million and represents the Superintendent's recommendations to the School Board for programs and capital projects.  This is in addition to the Phase I $3.5 million in reductions made two weeks ago concerning district-level staffing. The grand total of recommended cuts equals $42.7 million, giving the district $4.3 million in reserve funds to address any unforeseen budgetary emergencies in the coming year.

Superintendent Dr. Richard DiPatri informed all BPS Employees of the Phase II Reductions through an email sent on May 20, 2008 along with a press release which outlines the adjustments being made in district programs and other recommendations (attached).



Recommendation
Approve the adjustments in district programs and other recommendations due to the 2008-2009 budget reductions (attached).

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/27/2008
Consent after Information6/17/2008

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Dr. Richard DiPatri  x402




Attachment:  Budget Reduction - 6-10-08.pdf
Attachment:  Employee Budget Letter.pdf
Attachment:  BudgetPressReleasePhaseIIMay202008.pdf
Attachment:  Capital Budget 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment:  Operating Budget 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment:  Reduction by School 05.20.08.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Reduction 06.17.08.pdf