Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kuna school board meeting is tonight: Budget approval on tap

The Kuna school board will meet tonight, June 14, starting with a budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the district office 711 E. Porter Road.
The regular meeting starts at 7 p.m. with a budget hearing. Superintendent Jay Hummel is scheduled to give an update on budget reduction implications.
Board members are expected to approve next year's budget at tonight's meeting, as well.
Given that the city of Kuna spends weeks and several meetings on its budget each year, it seems awfully quick and superficial to discuss the school district budget and approve it all in one night. And the school district budget is double the city's budget at $24 million. Do the school board members really have a strong handle on the budget?
Also on the agenda tonight is approval of the alignment of the trustee boundaries, given new population numbers, a canvassing of the supplemental levy election results and a host of new board policies, stemming largely from the new statewide education reform legislation.

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