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|Special Meetings Tuesday Night About Monmouth-Roseville Finances
|The Monmouth-Roseville School Board Tuesday night will hold the first in a series of meetings to determine what, if anything, can be done to keep the district financially solvent in an environment where the state is playing anything but fair.
The District-238 board Tuesday night will hold two "Committee of the Whole" meetings -- one at 6pm at Roseville Junior High School, one at 8pm at Monmouth-Roseville High School -- where superintendent Paul Woehlke will present financial information and how it's possible drastic changes may need to be made in order to keep the district going.
Woehlke tells WGIL changes could result in anything from closure of schools to cuts in staff or services, but he says there isn't an idea that's off the table yet.
"We have to do something to adapt to a reduction in revenue," Woehlke said. "That's why we're looking at various alternatives, and we will be assessing the relative pros and cons of each one of them, and trying to come up with a game plan of how to move forward."
Woehlke says he thinks the end solution will end up being some sort of a flexible plan, that will allow the district to be ready for, essentially, any scenario that may happen at the state level. He says the problem is the district has to be ready for anything, and state government isn't typically on the same timetable as school districts are.
Woehlke stresses that there have been misconceptions that the meetings starting Tuesday night are public forums or town-hall meetings. He says they're actually school board meetings with room for public comment.
|12 15 09 by Newsroom
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