Fill out an online survey with ideas on how Bellingham School District can save more money for the 2010-11 school year. The deadline is noon Friday, Dec. 18. Go to the school district web site, which will give more information about the survey, how the district makes budget reductions, and has a link to the survey itself.
The district is also forming a new District Budget Advisory Committee (DBAC), comprised of representative staff, students, parents and community members. Parents or community members can apply by noon Friday, Dec. 18. For a link to the documents, click here.
According to the district's web site, "This committee will meet beginning in mid-January to work with the input and criteria, and make a recommendation to the Superintendent, who will work with district leaders to draft the Budget Savings Plan. The Superintendent will share the plan publicly for additional input before it is presented to the School Board for action. Actions by the state Legislature will have an impact on the budget process and timeline. "