Condensed Budget Review Available

This Thursday the Jeffco staff will make a budget review presentation to the Board.  This presentation will help the Board understand what challenges face the District and what their options are.  It is also something that the public should take time to study and understand as well.  The presentation can be found in the Board Docs Agenda for the meeting here.  The presentation is 114 slides long…right now.  It is not apparently complete yet, and additional handouts are mentioned in the presentation.

114 pages are tough for anyone to get through, much less study ahead of time.  If nothing else, if everyone who wanted to understand the proposal actually printed it out, the amount of paper consumed would be…significant.

So to help you out, we have created an abbreviated or condensed version that is only 27 pages long.  🙂

It is in outline form and tries to combine multiple slides together into something a bit more readable.  We have also commented in different sections, using an orange font so you will know what is our opinion and what is not.

You can open the file and download it here 140227_Budget Training Presentation – abbreviated by JeffCoSchoolBoardWatch-1.  Please let us know if this helps.

See you Thursday night – 5:30 7:00 p.m. at the Education Center!  (The SPAC meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. – Thanks to Lisa for catching this! – jcsbw)

4 thoughts on “Condensed Budget Review Available

  1. Board Docs says the meeting will begin at 7 pm, not 5:30. Is there something I’m missing?

    • Only our giving you credit for spotting this error! 🙂 Good catch! We have edited the post so it now shows the correct time. The SPAC meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

  2. This is a huge amount of work to get from 114 slides down to this–thanks for the effort! A couple of comments: 1. It would be interesting to unpack the budget info about charter schools in another blog. 2. The senior property tax exemption kicked in again this year, reducing my property tax by $750. I wonder how the accumulation of all those exemptions has affected what the district received from property tax. There doesn’t seem to be an acknowledgement of this change in the budget presentation.

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