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BVUSD Budget Advisory Committee Recommends $310K Cuts in School Budget

Big Bear, CA, February 16, 2012, 6:00am – As education budgets continue to dwindle in the state of California, the Budget Advisory Committee for the Bear Valley Unified School District, formed in 2008, met again this week to help provide input and suggestions for assisting the school board in identifying areas of the school budget that could potentially be eliminated.  The Committee met on Wednesday to continue the difficult task of finding areas to reduce $300,000 in the budget that will be a starting point for the Board of Trustees to review.  As meetings are open to the public, a dozen community members were in attendance with four speakers commenting during the public comment section in opposition to previous discussions the Committee has had in regards to exempting 10th grade students from PE if they are part of at least one high school sports team.  Opponents included Big Bear Middle School PE teacher, Sue Oberneder who stated that such an exemption could have a “life-long everlasting impact” on students and Big Bear High School Principal, Mike Ghelber, who made suggestions on restructuring curriculum at the high school for two classes – Freshman Studies and the On Your Own class – that are now requirements for graduation.  Ultimately, a motion was made by Committee member and Middle School Principal, Tina Fulmer, to revisit the two high school programs and PE...

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Budget Advisory Committee Meets Today

Big Bear, CA, February 15, 2012, 1:00pm –This afternoon, beginning at 3:15pm, the Budget Advisory Committee for the Bear Valley Unified School District will meet to continue discussions regarding recommendations for school budget cuts with a goal at this time to reduce $300,000 to the budget.  Superintendent Kurt Madden will ultimately decide what suggestions will be presented to the BVUSD Board of Trustees.  The committee was formed in 2008 and consists of members of the community, District personnel and school and union representatives who have the difficult task of reviewing items for reduction to the school budget which could ultimately lead to budget cuts, as decided upon by the School Board.  The committee continues to bring suggestions to the table from recommendations received throughout the community.  Meetings are open to the public with the opportunity for members of the community to address the Committee concerning agenda items.   Today’s meeting will be held at the Big Bear Middle School at 41275 Big Bear Boulevard. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31355.mp3|titles=Budget meeting...

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Bear Valley School District Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

Big Bear, CA, January 30, 2012, 12noon:  Last Thursday, the Budget Advisory Committee of the Bear Valley School District met to receive a status update in regards to Governor Brown’s proposed 2012-2013 State Budget and to begin discussion of potential expenditure reductions.  The Committee, which was formed in 2008, is comprised of District administrators, school and union representatives, parents and community members who will begin reviewing items in the budget for potential reduction which, ultimately, is decided upon and presented by the Superintendent, Kurt Madden.  Committee members were appraised of the discussions from the Board Workshop meeting of January 25th in which it was revealed that Governor Brown is proposing the elimination of home to school transportation.  For our District, that annual cost is approximately $830K.  The Governor is also proposing a $7 billion dollar tax-initiative, Prop 98 that, if it doesn’t pass, will result in an additional $960K cut in funding and the possible elimination of three weeks of school.  So, at the next Budget Advisory Committee meeting on February 6th, the committee will, once again, begin the grueling process of revisiting the list of 85 potential areas for budget cuts as well as reviewing new areas of possible budget reductions.  Additionally, the Committee was informed of a letter our school district received from Gary Thomas, County Superintendent of Schools, that outlined the implications of having a “Qualified...

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