• 2008-2009 PROPOSED BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

    Budget Challenges

    • Meet legislative mandates
    • Enhance educational program
    • Attract and retain outstanding teachers
    • Meet fixed cost obligations
    • High school expenses
    • Capital improvements
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Minimize school taxes

    Instructional Initiatives

    • ü Language arts curriculum revision
    • Fine and performing arts curriculum revision
    • New social studies and health textbooks
    • Gifted & Talented enhancements
    • Maintain our new Pre-school program
    • Add a part-time middle school science teacher
    • Technology enhancements

    Tax Impact

    • The school tax rate is decreasing from $0.5525 to $0.5514
    • The average assessed home decreased 0.93% in 2008 at $384,812 vs. $387,905 in 2007
    • School taxes are estimated to decrease by $21.44 on the average assessed home

    This budget . . .

    • Meets the needs of all PK-8 students
    • Maintains and preserves existing programs
    • Advances achievement in reading, language arts and math
    • Continues our commitment to technology
    • Provides proactive facility maintenance
    • Effects efficiencies in operation