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Budget committee approves 2019-20 budget for schools

May 16, 2019

Budget committee approves 2019-20 budget for schools

The Gresham-Barlow School District Budget Committee approved the proposed budget on May 16. The $143.7 million general fund budget is based on an $8.97 billion statewide funding level for the 2019-21 biennium. The budget maintains the District’s current educational program but does not allow the District to move forward with full implementation of a number of strategic investments. The school board will vote on adopting the budget at its June 6 meeting.

Below is a summary of the prioritized investments (not in ranking order) that are included in the 2019-2020 proposed budget.

  • Investment 1: Continuum of Evidence-Based Supports
    • 3-5 science textbook and digital adoption
    • K-5 health curriculum adoption
    • Professional learning for updated curriculum adoptions
  • Investment 2: Data-Based Problem Solving
    • Early-warning database and platform system
    • Social-emotional survey system
    • Professional learning for data-driven instructional practices
  • Investment 3: Teaching and Learning Environments
    • Launch of a dual language kindergarten classroom
    • Continued Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) programming in elementary, middle, and high schools
    • Blended learning platform
  • Investment 4: Family, School, and Community Partners
    • Development of six career pathways with local community partners
    • Additional funding for student mental-health community partnerships

 Read Superintendent Perera’s Budget Message

View the 2019-20 proposed budget

 

School Board hearing on the budget:

 June 6

6:45 to 7 pm

 

School District Office

1331 NW Eastman Parkway

Gresham, OR  97030

 

School Board meeting to adopt budget:

June 6

7 pm

School District Office

1331 NW Eastman Parkway

Gresham, OR 97030