I note that there is now a Budget Work Session before the State Audit Exit Interview session (from 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm) and before the Board meeting at 6 p.m.
I would assume something serious has come up or rather, the budget is not ready and more cuts are to come.
I will be attending so I'll let you know.
There is an article in the Times about the weightiness of the Board meeting. One thing got missed in their coverage on the changes to the advertising policy:
School Board members intend the money eventually to go to high-school
student governments, which were hit hard by the elimination of
advertising and junk food in vending machines.
No, the district intends to keep some of that money and this policy should more clearly spell it out or it should say what the district would use the money for itself. They are waffling "we have no idea how much money will come in, blah,blah." Check with other districts but I think the district is seeing this as a source of revenue for itself and not the students. Don't hold your breath, kids. You're likely to see a lot less money than you think.