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Answers to budget questions now online

Following a budget presentation to the board of education on January 11, the administration has had a number of meetings with parents and staff to discuss plans for reducing expenditures by 3 to 5 percent over the next two years.

To provide more clarity and detail about the proposal, answers to frequently asked questions have been developed and are now available online. To review the general categories and dollar amounts which are being considered in the plans, read the news story that was posted following the January board meeting.

Today Parkway’s revenues are less than they were four years ago and the trend is expected to continue. Our schools have worked hard to keep expenditures down (less than 3 percent increase per year), but we cannot continue to balance the budget without reducing expenditures.

The board is expected to further discuss and vote on budget recommendations at its meeting on February 8.