AUSD Parents, Staff, Students & Community Members,
We need your input to help shape AUSD schools by assisting us in prioritizing programs, positions, and policies while we balance the AUSD budget. Your input is needed in two specific areas: 1) Helping us determine what the AUSD community considers a priority, what we need to improve upon, what areas could be reduced and how; and 2) Helping us develop a timeline to make these permanent and ongoing reductions.
The need to make these reductions came about from the State changing the way it funds schools and transferring escalating State retirement costs to districts. Over the next few years, we need to reduce ongoing expenditures by $3 million dollars or increase our revenues. The reductions must be made to align expenditures with the flattening of State revenues.
We are asking AUSD community members to provide your needed and valued input by filling out the Budget Priorities Survey and answering the following questions:
In order to balance the budget, we need to make permanent and overall reductions of $3 million. How do you want to implement these reductions?
- What should we reduce?
- Why should we reduce it?
- What should we maintain?
- What should we improve on?
We are collecting stakeholder input between September & October.
Several Budget Priorities presentations are planned throughout the community throughout September - November.
AUSD community members are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, October 21st in the Albany Middle School gymnasium (time TBD).
Board of Education Meetings on December 5th & 12th and January 9th & 16th will continue the budget priorities process.
For more information click here to access the Budget Watch section of the website.
Valerie Williams, Superintendent