District 51 asking community what to cut from budget

By: Aaron Lunda Email
By: Aaron Lunda Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - As School District 51 officials look to trim the budget they're asking for your input on what stays and what can go.

District 51 launched an online survey asking the community to weigh in on balancing the budget. And paper copy of the survey is available in school buildings through out the District. The survey is open to anyone, is available in both English and Spanish and questions range from, should the District stop bussing in students to should the District move to a four day school week.

Christy McGee, spokeswoman for District 51, says it all helps Board members with the tough choices ahead. "Ultimately the Board has the final say for the budget, so we just want to present it to them and let them know again where the community value is, where do they feel comfortable," she says.

District 51 is looking to cut $8 to $12 million from the budget. Surveys must be completed by Feb. 3.

Click the link below to get the survey.

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  • by Ray Location: Mesa County on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    It seems strange that all the budget cut suggestions were involving students, athletes, teachers and aides. There was no mention of restrictions or cuts placed on administration. No loss of travel, pay, benefits, secretaries or positions for those far away from the classroom and not directly working with students. With several hundred administrative positions in the district it would seem logical that they suffer through a few cuts as well.
  • by Betty Location: Grand Junction Co on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    You might STOP catering weekly early morning coffee and breakfast for employees, titled under (Staff Meetings )Known cost to average 250.00 per meeting. Cant you make your own coffee?
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