Public are invited to a Budget Committee Meeting on the 2018-19 Proposed Budget for the Lincoln County School District on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Newport High School Boone Center at 7 PM, 322 NE Eads Street in Newport. A public notice is posted in newspapers and on the LCSD website (www.lincoln.k12.or.us).
As an introduction to the Lincoln County School District proposed budget for 2018-19, Superintendent Tom Rinearson wrote, “The proposed budget is balanced; expenditures are equal to revenue with a General Fund of $64,855,535. It was developed following the Education plan designated by the Board at their January 9, 2018 board meeting.
In addition, we have included funding for programs that are part of the transition for the new Superintendent, especially as related to conversations with Board members and myself. One of these is the addition of school counselors in each of our elementary schools. Furthermore, we have redesigned our central structure to enable more capacity in Curriculum and Instruction, an area defined by the Board where we need to improve our efforts.
With the addition of Measure 98 monies, we are expanding our early childhood CTE program to include Waldport and Toledo High; increasing capacity for freshman transition to high school to ensure they are on track to graduate through a “Freshman Academy” model; being intentional with the deployment of AVID; and bolstering our current CTE programs.
Our student population continues to grow. With the new economic development happening in the county, the future looks brighter for family wage jobs. We have wonderful partnerships in our communities. These partnerships continue to have the potential of bringing millions of dollars into the school District over the next 1-4 years.”