June 25, 7:30 p.m., 1306 Dupont St. Roeder Administration Building.
Tonight is the big Bellingham School Board meeting, when public comment will be allowed on the draft budget. The board is scheduled to vote on this budget tonight.
Key points: they've retained 500 of 504.5 basic education teaching positions; they're spending $1 million less than than what they're bringing in, and pumping money into the reserve fund, above the amount needed.
They can choose at any time to use a portion of this reserve fund to keep their schools open, and still maintain a VERY healthy balance, more than enough for coming years. They've dipped into this fund regularly over the years, why are they refusing to use a rainy day fund to help during the budget crisis it was designed for?
Please attend tonight ... it's important that the school board knows that we still care, we're not going away, and that they need to keep their schools open.
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