GFPS budget, levy options to be discussed at March meetings

Great Falls Public Schools is developing its 2019-2020 budget and is encouraging the public to participate in the discussion at several meetings this month. Options to be discussed include whether to run a levy on the May ballot.

March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

The public is invited to join Superintendent Tammy Lacey and the Board Budget Committee in a presentation regarding 2019-2020 revenue and expense projections and frequently asked questions. Participants can ask additional questions and provide input. For background information: “School Budgeting “101” and “This is Great Falls Public Schools”

March 21 at 1 p.m. at the District Office Building

The Board Budget Committee, made up of Trustees Jeff Gray, Jan Cahill and Kim Skornogoski, will review revenue and expense projections as well as public input to formulate a recommendation to the full board. They will consider options such as running an operational levy, a technology levy, a safety levy (depending on legislative action) or no levy. The public is invited to attend and public comment will be on the agenda.

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March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office Building

Along with the regular agenda, the board will consider the recommendations of the Board Budget Committee and take action to prepare for the 2019-2020 budget. In order to run a May levy election, the Trustees are required to set an amount, if any, at this meeting. Public comment will be on the agenda.