Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Public Meeting on Budget

Last night around 135 members of the community attended the Public Meeting on the SISD Budget. Kamron Saunders, Board President, called the meeting to order and Cheryl Burns, Assistant Superintendent, spoke to the crowd explaining the process for the public input. Following her opening remarks, the crowd listened to Dr. McNulty's video-taped explanation of how SISD came to face the budget shortfall.

The video presentation explained that the state mandated lower tax rate, decrease in state funding, as well as proposed budget cuts from the state in the current legislative session have all contributed to our current crisis.

Individuals asked questions and gave input as to how to help the district. One group of parents are organizing a Smithville group to support the Save Texas Schools Rally this weekend at the State Capitol. Informative flyers are being provided to the schools to send home.

More information can be found at Save Texas Schools

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