Our theme for this year’s budget that was just approved, is Albemarle Forward: Equity & Opportunity. Our 2018-19 operating budget provides the resources that will bring that objective to life. I’m confident that those resources, matched with our incredibly talented and dedicated team, mean it’s only a matter of time until that theme becomes a reality. That will only happen because of each of you and your work to ensure that, in every department and every school, we are leveraging our resources to achieve our vision, mission, and one strategic goal.
This is the last budget process that I will oversee as superintendent, and for the first time since 2008, I believe that the challenging times of the great recession had little to no impact on this year’s budget. Continue reading