The Sherwood School District Board of Directors adopted the 2012-13 budget on Tuesday night. Approximately 150 people attended the board meeting and budget hearing, held at Sherwood Middle School. The Board heard public testimony from thirteen students and parents before deliberating, and in a 5-0 vote, the Board unanimously approved the budget.
On May 22, 2012, the Sherwood School District Budget Committee met to receive the superintendent’s budget message, hear public testimony and discuss the elements of the budget proposal. When the Budget Committee approved the budget, they directed the District team to pursue two additional furlough days, district-wide, with all employee groups; the days would mitigate the loss of classroom teachers by 3.8 positions. Negotiations with the certified employee group were unsuccessful.
The budget adopted by the Board was identical to the proposal approved by the Budget Committee, with one exception; the District is a recipient of an Oregon School District Collaboration Grant under Senate Bill 252. The additional grant funds, totaling $332,437, were added to the budget documents prior to approval.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Chair Andy Pihl announced that the Community Budget Information Session on June 18 would be cancelled. Additional information about the impact of the budget reductions will be shared in a written format with all families next week. The Board’s next regular meeting will take place in August.