Ferguson-Florissant Schools May Face $10 Million Budget Shortfall
The board will get a better sense of finances for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at tonight's meeting.
With a shortfall of up to $10 million looming, eyes and ears will be on the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education Wednesday night as they receive a preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget.
During last month’s meeting, the budget task force, composed of 50 educators, administrators, students, parents and community members, gave its strategies and ideas of how to save the district up to approximately $10 million.
Last week, Superintendent Art McCoy sent a letter to parents detailing the district’s budget situation and plans already in place to reduce costs, including the restructuring of summer school, limiting book purchases and establishing a foundation for a capital campaign.
"We are committed to meeting our financial challenges in a way that maintains our focus on students and preserves the strength and spirit of the District," McCoy wrote in the letter. "I am confident that we will not only succeed in this, but that we will emerge stronger as a result of our commitment to working together. Thank you for your continued support of the Ferguson-Florissant School District."
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the district’s administration building.
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