The budget development objective remains:
maintain the fiscalcapacity of the school district in order to continue to adequatelyprovide for the programs and services for our students, not only fornext year but for years well into the
.The budget goals are:
To develop a fiscally sound educational plan (balanced budget).
To sustain the core instructional programs.
To continue ongoing strategic initiatives to control costs: HealthInsurance (streamlined administrative model); Prescription Benefit(self-funded);
Compensation (risks pooled with a group of area school districts); Energy Management program (reducesconsumption); Special Education (placements in best appropriatesettings).