The Board of Directors and Superintendent Alicia Henderson hope that this area of the web site becomes a resource for those seeking to understand the District's budget crisis under the new state funding model.
The documents and information collected for this page come from School Board agendas and various other places on the web site in an attempt to bring budget-specific items together while illustrating the difficult and challenging planning that is taking place for 2019-2020 in our district. Please visit here frequently for updates.
At a special meeting on Saturday, March 9, the Aberdeen School Board of Directors adopted Resolution 2019-06 Authorizing a Reduced Educational Plan and Reduction in Force.
The superintendent will be presenting the plan for 2019-2020 at the School Board meeting on April 16.
Resolution 2019-06 Authorizing Reduced Educational Plan and Reduction in Force (pdf)
Statement from Director William Dyer
Aberdeen School District No. 5
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-06
A Resolution Authorizing Reduced Educational Plan
and Reduction in Force
WHEREAS, the Aberdeen School District is anticipating declining financial resources related to changes in school funding laws and increased expenditures due to contractual commitments will have an adverse impact on the District’s ability to maintain its current educational programs, operations and staffing; and
WHEREAS, the Aberdeen School District is currently projecting that expenditures for 2019-2020 will exceed revenues by $3,500,000; and
WHEREAS, in order to reduce District expenditures to the level of reasonably anticipated revenues, it is necessary to make certain reductions in the District’s educational program, including reductions in administrative, certificated and classified staffing for the 2019-2020 school year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of Aberdeen School District No. 5, that:
- The Superintendent is directed to develop a reduced educational program for 2019-2020; to develop a quality comprehensive program utilizing anticipated reduced revenues;
- The Superintendent is directed to prepare a 2019-2020 operating budget that reduces expenditures to the level of reasonably anticipated revenues;
- The Superintendent is directed to take such action as may be required by law and collective bargaining agreements to notify administrative, certificated and classified employees who will be affected by reductions in positions; and
- The Superintendent is authorized to make such other plans to implement the reduced educational program as are necessary to comply with the legal obligations of the District.
ADOPTED by the Board of Directors of Aberdeen School District No. 5,
Grays Harbor County, Washington, at a special meeting thereof held on the 9th day of March, 2019.
ABERDEEN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5, GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WASHINGTON
Sandra Bielski, President
William Dyer, Director
Erin Farrer, Vice President
Jeff Nelson, Director
Alicia Henderson, Secretary of the Board