On Tuesday the Mountain View Whisman School District kicked off a series of public forums on the district's fiscal state and on balancing next year's budget. Craig Goldman, chief financial officer, discussed state funding cuts and their impact on local school programming.
A total of 10 forums are scheduled, with the first two taking place Tuesday, March 2, in succession. The first forum is 3:30-5 p.m. at Huff Elementary School, 253 Martens Ave.; the second is 5-6:30 p.m. at Graham Middle School, 1175 Castro Street.
Topics up for discussion include class size reduction, transportation, special education, English language development, GATE, textbooks, physical education and performing arts.
In addition to providing information, the district hopes to receive input from the community regarding the 2010-11 budget. All forums are open to the public. The Castro and district office sessions will also be presented in Spanish.
The upcoming budget forums are:
Tuesday, March 2, 3:30-5 p.m. at Huff Elementary
Tuesday, March 2, 5-6:30 p.m. at Graham Middle School
Tuesday, March 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at Bubb Elementary
Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8 p.m. at Castro Elementary
Monday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at the District Office
Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at Monta Loma Elementary
Tuesday, March 23, 4-5:30 p.m. at Landels Elementary
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School
Tuesday, March 30, 4:15-5:45 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary
Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-8 p.m. at Theuerkauf Elementary