Redmond School District Board adopts budget for 2013-2014 school year
Redmond, Ore – The Redmond School District Board of Directors unanimously adopted the 2013-2014 school year budget on Wednesday evening.
District leadership and budget committee members built the 2013-14 budget proposal under the assumption of the state’s $6.55 billion K-12 allocation for the 2013-2015 biennium. Although this budget is notably larger than years prior, it does not entirely restore the critical components that the district has lost. Last year, 15 days were cut from RSD’s calendar, including 9 student contact days and six teacher workdays.
The district’s $60.1 million general fund budget offers a $5.2 million increase over last year’s budget. The boost in funding will allow a restoration of 9 student contact days and three teacher work days. In addition to the return of a full school year, the budget provides important key elements of the district’s strategic plan, including:
- An increase in instructional time and academic support for those who are struggling to learn.
- Investment in professional development to retain and recruit high-quality teachers.
- A support system for students with learning disabilities and students who speak English as a second language.
- An enhancement in security and safety for all school facilities.
“We have made conscious efforts to marry our strategic priorities with our budget to ensure that resources are positioned where they benefit students most,” shared Mike McIntosh, Superintendent. “Despite these tough economic times, we are striving to serve our students’ and community’s needs while meeting the State’s strategies for student achievement.”
For questions or more information about Redmond School District’s approved budget, call the district office at 541-923-5437.