2019-2020 Budget Setting Process

YOU’RE INVITED!
Public schools need public input!
YOUR INVOLVEMENT IS IMPORTANT AS WE BEGIN
TO PREPARE THE
2019-2020 BUDGET!

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON EDUCATIONAL BILLS
Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:30 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

You are invited to join the GFPS administration and Board of Trustees in an update from your LOCAL LEGISLATORS regarding the education bills that have been considered thus far in the 66th Montana Legislature.  This is during the transmittal break so it is a perfect time to review so the Board can begin to make budgetary decisions for the 2019-2020 school year.  Come join in the conversation!

TOWNHALL MEETING
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5:30 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

You are invited to join Superintendent Lacey and the Board Budget Committee in a presentation regarding 2019-2020 revenue and expense projections and frequently asked questions.  Participants can ask additional questions and provide input.  In order to prepare for the meeting, you are invited to review these websites for background information:  “School Budgeting “101” , “This is Great Falls Public Schools”

BOARD BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

The Board Budget Committee, made up of Trustees Jeff Gray, Jan Cahill and Kim Skornogoski, will review revenue and expense projections as well as public input to formulate a recommendation to the full Board.  They will consider options such as running an operational levy, a technology levy, a safety levy (depending on legislative action) or no levy.  The public is invited to attend and public comment will be on the agenda.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, March 25, 2019, 5:30 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

Along with the regular agenda, the Board will consider the recommendations of the Board Budget Committee and take action to prepare for the 2019-2020 budget.  In order to run a May levy election, the Trustees are required to set an amount, if any, at this meeting.  Public comment will be on the agenda.