School district to hold community meeting


Information about finances, other areas of concern to be addressed

Staff report



VANDALIA — In an effort to continue a dialogue with district stakeholders, Vandalia-Butler City Schools has scheduled a second community meeting.

The August State of the Schools meeting generated a turnout of close to 100 citizens. The second community meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Butler High School lecture hall. The Board of Education and Administration will use this time to talk about district finances, as well as address other issues and concerns.

District officials are listening to stakeholders. From coffee meetings to community forums to casual conversations, board members, administrators and staff are hearing community concerns and taking action. They are making it a priority to be visible at school and community events to ensure accessibility to hear community members’ concerns first hand.

On June 23, the Board of Education voted unanimously to place a 7.11 mill renewal levy on the Nov. 3 ballot for the purpose of avoiding an operating deficit. This levy, which was first passed in 1994, will generate money that represents 13% of the school district’s annual budget. While it provides no additional funding to the district, the renewed commitment of community stakeholders will be used for daily educational services provided to the students of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

Plan to attend the community meeting Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Butler High School lecture hall.

Information about finances, other areas of concern to be addressed

Staff report

Reach the Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 415-6400.

Reach the Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 415-6400.