(1) I feel that giving a large across-the-board raise to district personnel and large raises to select administrators were inappropriate actions given the massive cuts that had just recently been made. My perception is that we gave back a good share of the savings.
(2) I don’t believe our revenue outlook will significantly improve in the short term, if ever. As a result, we have to develop a sustainable budget strategy that doesn’t link spending to short-term revenue.
Another persistent problem is keeping all students engaged. When students become bored with school, attendance and discipline suffer. We have to find ways to keep all students interested.