|Making Education a Priority to the 82nd State Legislature|
|Impact of the Recession||What This Means to Us ||What about Bond Money?|
|The state is facing a $26.8 billion deficit|
in 2011. One time stimulus funds have
been used and are no longer available.
44% of the state's budget is targeted
for public education.
Because lawmakers aren't expecting to
raise taxes, massive budget cuts will be
required to balance the budget.
Bond money cannot be used for
operating expenses. They are
intended for major renovations,
construction and expansion of
|Operating Funds||How This Affects Us|| What You Can Do|
Operating funds pay for the day-to-day
expenses of running a school district:
salaries, utilities, transportation, and
supplies. They are funded through a
mix of budgets: federal (3%), state
(65%) and local funding (32%).
|Those cuts will impact our budget and|
reduce state supported funding. Our
current budget of $32 million will be
significantly impacted. We will be forced
to make numerous budget cuts to an
already lean budget.
|Let your voice be heard! Contact|
your state and local government
officials. Find out their addresses
and phone numbers by going to
write, email them, and go visit their
offices. Let them know that our
children and our future depend on
their decision to support public