Florence Unified School District
Necessary Next Steps
Due to the November Override election result the Florence Unified School District must reduce its Maintenance and Operations Budget by 3.8% which translates into approximately $1,700,000.
The Process –
Initial conversations have already begun with district employee groups via the meet and confer process and that process will continue until such time as we have a sound recommendation for the Governing Board. Community members will be afforded the opportunity to publicly voice their opinions and suggestions at two community forums, one to be held at Florence High School at 7:00 PM on January 7, 2014 the other to be held at Poston Butte High School at 7:00 PM on January 9, 2014. During those Community Forums the District Administration will outline options under consideration along with the financial impact those options represent.
District Administration will consider the views from all sources and will make recommendations to the Governing Board possibly as soon as the February 2014 Board Meeting. At that point, the Governing Board may make a final decision.
Options Under Consideration –
It is very important to understand that, at this point in the process, every position and program offered by the District is on the table for discussion. Click Here for a listing of budget cutting options that have been discussed. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. It simply represents a representative sampling of what has been discussed. No decisions have been made and no recommendations have been forwarded to the Governing Board.