If the state shuts down - even partially - it will have real effects on the population. For one, the state parks will close and that will be terrible for those planning their 4th of July. Naturally, the bigger issue, especially for school districts, is the inability to clearly plan spending without knowing how many dollars are coming in.
At the last Board meeting, the Board voted to name the two new buildings at the Wilson-Pacific site. The middle school will be the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School and the elementary school will be named Cascadia Elementary. (It was explained at the Board meeting that the spelling of Eagle Staff's name was corrected by the family and this is the correct spelling.)
There is a scoping meeting for an EIS on the three options on the Bell Time issue on Thursday, June 25th from 6-7:30 pm at JSCEE.
Additionally, comments on the alternatives, mitigation measures, probable adverse impacts and licenses or permits that may be required may be submitted not later than July 6, 2015 by mail or by email. For more information on how to provide comments and the scoping meeting, please visit this site.
There will also be a series of meetings before the Bell Times scoping meeting on Thursday at a Board Special Meeting.
- Public Hearing: Budget (4:30-4:45 PM)
- Oversight Work Session: Legal (4:45-5:30 PM)
- Executive Committee of the Whole (5:30-7:00 PM)
The presentation on the Legal department gleans some interesting information like they have budgeted $770K for "legal settlements." As well, it includes 504 staffing for nurses, interpreters and audiologists. Page 10 has the amounts of money spent on "outside service contracts" and it adds up to about $1.5M. Also the S.W.O.T. Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat/Risks) cites as a "threat/risk" the turnover of staff lawyers (5 in 3 years) and "increased public records act requests."
The Executive Committee of the Whole has one topic - the SBAC resolution.
What's on your mind?