Supt. Message: Board Meeting Update 5/2/2017

On Tuesday, the Board held its regular monthly Business meeting. In these updates, I try to provide you with a recap of what I perceive the be the topics of greatest interest. The meetings; however, also cover a lot of additional ground which may be of specific interest to you. I encourage you to review the Board agenda and minutes.

For this meeting, there were two major topics which occupied significant time: a community proposed resolution; and, the draft budget.

The Board heard from several speakers representing our community who asked the Board to adopt a resolution regarding our immigrant and refugee families. The Board discussed the proposal and agreed to consider the draft of such a resolution at its May 16th meeting. At the May 16th meeting the Board will discuss a draft document and consider whether or not to move it forward for a vote at a subsequent meeting. 

The Board also received a presentation of the draft budget. At this point, the draft budget is based upon numerous assumptions about projected student count and what will happen with the State budget. As you might know, the State budget has been in a significant state of flux over the last few weeks. Accordingly, there are shifts expected in the draft budget ahead of its final presentation to the Board in June.

As always, you can find the Board presentations and minutes on our website.

Rico Munn
Aurora Public Schools

“My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.  I do my job by making sure we have the right people, doing the right work, with the right resources in the right way.  My community needs me to do my job.”