At a recent Jeffco School Board meeting, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Stewart, gave a presentation asking board members for input on where to make needed cuts in the 2021-22 budget.
The District, Stewart said, is looking at the need to make $54 million in reductions in order to balance the budget. She said district staff has identified most of the reductions but needed the board’s input on finding approximately $12 million in additional cuts.
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Maybe they will have less students in 2022? Some parents might have decided they prefer home schooling. And local private schools have added students during the pandemic. Time to close some low attendance schools like Arvada High School?