Use This Neighbor-to-Neighbor Toolkit to Give Your Input on the Portland Public Schools Budget
Plan a time to gather with a group of friends, co-workers, neighbors or family members. This could happen at a PTO meeting, over a meal or in your living room. You also are welcome to review the materials on your own and provide your input.
Watch the four-minute video about the budgeting process and review the documents below. They will provide a broad overview of the revenue sources that fund the Portland Public Schools budget and the major expenses. Then, consider the four overarching goals for the district's FY2015 budget:
Appoint a discussion leader and a note-taker, then begin discussing the budget. Be sure everyone has a chance to speak. It's fine to focus on the areas that matter most to you. Here are some possible questions to get you started:
Before the group leaves, take a few photos.
|Email your notes, questions and, if you feel comfortable, a photo of the group to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the host, but you do not need to name the other participants. All notes will be shared with Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk and the Portland Board of Public Education as they prepare the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Photos may be posted on this website or the district's social media sites. |