Monroe Public Schools is set to begin its work on the 2014-15 operating budget with the volunteer Budget Review Committee.
To accommodate busy schedules for families and community members, the committee uses a one-day format. Volunteers are invited to spend Friday, February 21, examining 100% of the schools’ operating budget from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the schools’ Administration Building, 200 E. Fremont in Monroe.
Committee members will brainstorm suggestions for efficiencies and enhancements.
Community members interested in joining the Budget Review Committee should contact the Superintendent’s office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (360) 804-2501.
Because a daytime session does not fit every schedule, two Community Budget Forums are set for the evenings of April 3 at Hidden River Middle School, 9224 Paradise Lake Rd., and April 14 at Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St. Both evenings begin at 6:30 p.m. At that time, community members will be able to review all the information of the Budget Review Committee as well as add any additional thoughts. No reservation is needed to participate in the April forums.
While these events offer a more formal way to participate, community members are welcome and encouraged to comment at any time. Those unable to attend the committee or forum opportunities may send their suggestions by email, U.S. mail or call the Superintendent’s Office.
Reports of the process will be posted on the district’s website at www.monroe.wednet.edu.