Notes on the BoE meeting

by Melinda Irwin, chair 

Last week, the Redding BOE met for our regular monthly mtg. This is my personal summary of the meeting and not a BOE approved summary.  The Board addressed some comments from last week’s listening sessions with administrators, received regular reports from the building and central office administrators, and continued its policy work. 

Most notably, the Board’s annual budget work commenced with Dr. McMorran’s presentation of the administration’s estimate of the cost to run the district in the 2019-2020 school year. I strongly encourage all to watch his presentation and review his powerpoint.  The slides are here:https://www.er9.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=8756085 and the video, when posted, will be here: https://vimeo.com/user21774473

His presentation begins about 30 minutes into the video. As you will see and hear, primary drivers increasing the budget next year are contractual increases in teacher and staff salaries, special education, and health insurance.  The BOE will have its first budget workshop on Thursday, with a focus on special education. We encourage the public to attend this meeting (7:30pm at John Read Middle School).