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WVSD Budget Information

As a result of legislative changes to state and local levy funding for the 2019-20 school year, West Valley School District put a plan in place to operate with less revenue by reducing expenditures with as minimal an impact on students as possible.

District communication about projected budget shortfall:

  • In the spring of 2018, Dr. Sementi visited every school and department to talk to staff about projected cuts and the plan moving forward 
  • In February of 2019 Dr. Sementi returned to each school and department to explain the decisions about proposed reductions
  • A community meeting was held in January 2019 to inform the public of these changes 

District actions in anticipation of the budget shortfall:

  • Staffing was reduced through attrition (i.e. resignations and retirement positions were not replaced)
  • All major remodel and upkeep projects were postponed
  • Curriculum adoptions were postponed

These changes helped build a budget fund balance. Those saved fund balance dollars will now be used to help offset the cost of running the district with less state funding.

 

To prepare for the 2019-20 revenue shortfall, expenditure reductions include:

  • A reduction of ten teachers, most through attrition. (Two educators’ first-year provisional contracts were not continued.)
  • Building custodial staff will be reduced by ten positions, seven through retirements and resignations
  • There will be a reduction in educational and administrative assistant positions but these changes will depend on the final legislative budget
  • Budgets for levy funded programs and extra-curricular activities will be reduced

 

 

 
 
OSPI State Report Card
Information specific to West Valley School District regarding enrollment, test scores, graduation rate, ELA, per-pupil expenditure, attendance, teacher experience, etc. can be found on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website.
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