Parent participation will be welcomed at this week’s meeting of the Budget Advisory Committee for the Bear Valley Unified School District. In the first of three budget meetings, BVUSD’s Director of Business Services Walter Con referred to the budget situation as grim, as per the fiscal mid-year, $890,000 will need to be cut from the district’s roughly $23.5 million annual budget. This week’s meeting, to be held at 6pm Thursday, will take place at North Shore Elementary School. The third of the Budget Advisory Committee meetings is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 12, at an as-yet-undetermined location. Prior to the budget meetings, the BVUSD Board of Trustees will convene for their regular school board meeting on Wednesday, February 4; the open session portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30pm at Chautauqua High School on Maple Lane in Sugarloaf.