I hope you will take a few minutes to watch my video message about the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having, not only on public health, but on our economy. Projections are that COVID-19’s economic damage will be equal to or greater than that of the Great Recession earlier this century.
The impact on the delivery of public services, including education, will be severe. The school division now is facing substantial reductions in revenue from both the local government and the state.
This will require hard decisions as we reduce expenditures to adjust to these revenue cuts, not only this year, but for the coming 2020-2021 school year.
Our community budget surveys always have been extraordinarily helpful to our decision-making process. You can again help at this critical time. Please take a few moments to share your opinions with us by completing our new survey on next year’s budget options:
The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.
Thank you and please stay safe.
Dr. Matthew S. Haas