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Public forum scheduled on Warrensburg school district budget

Warrensburg citizens (left to right) Paul Weick, Allison Apple and Tom Birdsall exchanged opinions at a community forum held a year ago by Warrensburg Central School District.  A similar forum to exchange ideas about school programs and spending is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the high school cafetorium, and all are invited.

Warrensburg citizens (left to right) Paul Weick, Allison Apple and Tom Birdsall exchanged opinions at a community forum held a year ago by Warrensburg Central School District. A similar forum to exchange ideas about school programs and spending is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the high school cafetorium, and all are invited. Photo by Thom Randall.

— A community forum on the 2013-14 Warrensburg Central School District Budget is to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Dec. 10 in the high school cafetorium.

This public meeting is the first of two scheduled forums to be held on the budget by Warrensburg Central’s Board of Education and the school district administration. “The district is seeking input from all stakeholders as it begins to discuss and develop the budget,” superintendent of schools Tim Lawson said in a prepared statement.

The goal of the forum is to ascertain community direction for budget planning, he said.

Lawson will provide information to district residents on the state budget, state aid, and its effect on our school’s current fiscal condition. The community’s input will be sought so the district can plan its budget with these aspects in mind.

School district residents are encouraged to attend. Lawson will provide a brief presentation. Attendees will then break out into small groups and provide input in a friendly and non-intimidating environment, school officials said. A board member will act as a facilitator at each table and record every participant’s views and report out the table’s priorities at the end of the event.

Results of the forum will be tabulated and posted on the school district website as well as emailed to all participants.

Reservations are not required. For details, call the district superintendent’s office at 623-2861, ext. 208.

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