Sep 16 2012

School Budget Advisory Committee Sept. 20

Budget Committee Sharpens its Pencils –

The Piedmont Unified School District has announced Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meetings to examine and make recommendations on the district’s budget.   The first in a series of meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the District Office Board Room, 760 Magnolia Avenue.    Members of the committee have not been announced.  The public is welcome to attend.  The meetings are not expected to be broadcast via KCOM.

The BAC was authorized by the School Board and is under the direction of the Superintendent.

“The Program/ Budget Advisory Committee is a standing committee with representatives from all stakeholders in the District. Its purpose is to review the District’s Budget, share the information with constituent groups and generate recommendations for Board consideration in the Budget development process. Members will be asked to serve in rotation for a one to two year cycle. Responsibilities will include attendance at meetings and sharing of information with their representative group and to represent the interests of all programs and services for the District as a whole. The Budget is fluid and therefore under constant “revision” as revenues and expenditures are clarified.”

“The Program/Budget Advisory Committee is a vehicle to disseminate information to as many parents, students, staff and community members as possible. The Committee is advisory in nature and will not have decision-making responsibilities.”  Piedmont Unified School District

The September 20 agenda includes:
1. Welcome Supt. Hubbard
2. Review of 2012-13 Budget Supt. Hubbard
3. November Initiatives Supt. Hubbard
4. Parcel Tax Renewal Supt. Hubbard
5. Future Planning Supt. Hubbard

Schedule of Upcoming BAC Meetings:
(all 3:30-5:00 p.m., District Administration Office)

Thursday October 4, 2012
Thursday December 6, 2012
Thursday February 28, 2013
Thursday March 7, 2013
Thursday May 23, 2013
Thursday June 6, 2013 (if needed)

Ground Rules – Expectations
1. Start and end on time
2. One person talks at a time (no side conversations)
3. Address issues, not people (individuals)
4. Confidentiality of discussions *
5. Stay on task at hand, keep to items on the “floor” at time of discussion
6. No implied agreements
7. Represent needs of entire District, K-12 (not a specific grade or program)
8. Recommendations are advisory

Contact Person for  requested agenda items, additions/deletions to roster, etc.: Sandy Spiker, 594-2614     email:

Editors’ Note: *Item # 4.  noted above appears to be an error:  Confidentiality of discussions.  According to the Brown Act, matters undertaken in a public meeting are not confidential.


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