Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Budget Time Comes to Durham

It is time for the annual discussion and debate around the DPS budget.  What do we know?  We know that we face yet another year of shrinking resources and great demands on our local system.  Durham Public Schools launched their 2012-2013 Budget Page on their website:

http://www.dpsnc.net/about-dps/budget

You will see several documents, including one called Transportation Savings Suggestions and another with budget suggestions.  We will write more about this in the next few weeks.  Some of the transportation suggestions emerged during a portion of the conversation around magnet schools, so some may be familiar. There will certainly be additional information posted on the budget site in the weeks to come.

You are asked to give input into the budget process.  There is form for budget suggestions on the page at http://www.dpsnc.net/forms/2012-budget-suggestions  You will also see some budget cutting suggestions listed on the website.   It will be important for parents and community members to get involved and share what is most important to you.

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