Bend-La Pine Schools' Budget

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Administrative School District No. 1, Deschutes County (Bend-La Pine Schools), State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, will be held on the 12th day of May, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. In response to the current health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the District facilities are currently closed to the public and this meeting will be held electronically. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

Any person may provide comment for the meeting via mail to 520 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703 or email to [email protected] Written comments received by the public comment period of the meeting will be read during this section of the meeting.

Budget Committee Meeting - 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

School Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

To support Governor Brown’s order for social distancing, the Board of Directors & Budget Committee will conduct the May 12 meetings by video or conference call only through Cisco Webex.

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Budget Message

April 14, 2020

Budget Committee Members and Bend-La Pine Schools communities:

As I sit down to write this budget message, amid a global pandemic, I am struck that what’s considered ‘normal’ is continuously changing for our families, staff, students and community. Yet, during all of this change and uncertainty, one thing remains the same: Our students and staff are exceptional. Our community is coming together to support one another and we continue to deliver meaningful education to our students. This experience is testing all of us, but it also serves as a strong reminder that we are a resilient community and there is no place I would rather call home.

It’s been a month since our schools closed their doors and our once bustling hallways, playgrounds and classrooms have gone quiet. But the work of our education continues beyond those school walls. Our schools are continuing to engage, teach and connect with students every day. Today, we hear laughter and learning across phone lines and computer screens. We are resilient and will persevere through this crisis, as we support one another and grow stronger together.

The following budget is written and delivered in the midst of a public health crisis, which creates a level of uncertainty about what impact COVID-19 could have on Oregon’s economy and funding for local schools.

The proposed budget meets the requirements of Bend-La Pine Schools Board Governance Policy BDGOV A.3 Financial Planning and Budgeting, reflects the efforts identified in our Strategic Plan, and maintains a 5% ending fund balance.

We thank you for your continued support of Bend-La Pine Schools’ students and staff.

Sincerely,

Shay Mikalson, Superintendent

Bend-La Pine Schools