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Join Superintendent Paul Goren to take a deeper dive into the District’s financial situation through analysis of previous budget balancing strategies and spending as well as potential options for addressing projected deficits through continued reductions or revenue increases.

Choose from two information sessions:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

King Arts Magnet School (2424 Lake Street, Evanston)

7pm-9pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 

Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center (1655 Foster Street, Evanston)

7pm-9pm

All District 65 staff, families, and community members are invited to attend. 

Light refreshments, child care, and Spanish translation services will be provided.

Background

This September, the School Board approved the District’s $114 million operating budget for the 2016-2017 school year, making it the 15th consecutive balanced budget in the past two decades. With significant financial challenges on the horizon, including unprecedented deficits upwards of $4 million next school year and reaching over $10 million by 2021, hard choices must be made, including the possibility for a referendum. The District faces increasing costs and limited revenues resulting in a structural deficit that must be addressed to ensure short- and long-term financial stability.