Under the leadership of Dr. Kristine McDuffy, who is in her first year as superintendent, the budget development process for the 20,000 student Edmonds School District has a “new beginning.”
“It is expected that we will be excellent stewards of our community’s resources,” Dr. McDuffy said. “Clearly, the communities that make up our District have shown their support and faith in us with the consistent passage of bond and levy measures for more than a decade. We want to build upon, expand and further strengthen that relationship.”
The Board of Directors and Dr. McDuffy are striving for clarity, stability and predictability into the District’s financial planning that best supports student learning, “starting in the classroom and building out.”
Dr. McDuffy will be sharing at the three remaining community budget input forums what we are hearing, expecting and concerned about over the next few months at both the state and federal levels.
"This is the most hopeful time in our state’s history, with the full funding of basic education as mandated by the McClearly decision, but our legislators have a huge hill to climb,” Dr. McDuffy said. “On the federal level, we’re really concerned with possible reductions we may see.”
Even with these unknowns, the filters being used to develop the 2017-18 budget are:
Student Learning: What practices do not reflect that core value and let’s get them on the table.
Greatest Needs: Challenge ourselves to meet the needs of all students, especially those who fall into the opportunity gap.
Return on Investment: Are we getting the best bang for our buck. Can we challenge the status quo.
“Every Paper Clip Counts”: Reviewing our current financial practices.
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