Public invited to participate in budget meetings

Ann Arbor school officials are hosting public information sessions in January where discussion and budget cut suggestions will be encouraged.

The forums will present current budget information and options for addressing the district’s budget deficit. Participants will be asked to work in small groups to assess the options and to offer their thoughts and other possible ideas and suggestions. The district is examining the current school year budget and the 2010-11 budget for needed reductions and any revenue options. It is anticipated that $20 million in reductions will need to be made for the 2010-11 school year.

Budget information will be posted on The Ann Arbor Public Schools Web page the week of Dec. 14 as well as an online opportunity to contribute ideas and suggestions related to the AAPS budget. Look for the district budget box on the right side of the site.

Attend a meeting:
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are scheduled for:
• Thursday, Jan. 7, Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Road.
• Tuesday, Jan. 12, Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road.
• Thursday, Jan. 14, Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine.
• Tuesday, Jan. 19, Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd.

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