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2019-20 Budget Development

 Las Escuelas Públicas Evergreen se enfrentan a un déficit de presupuesto para el año escolar 2019-20.

 Государственные школы Эвергрин столкнулись с дефицитом бюджета на 2019-20 учебный год.

Recent state education funding changes, decreased student enrollment and higher labor costs have Evergreen Public Schools dealing with a potential budget shortfall of $15-18 million heading into the 2019-20 school year. Evergreen is not alone in dealing with the aftermath of the state changes made to comply with the McCleary state Supreme Court decision. Recent projections show 253 of the state’s 295 school districts will face a shortfall.

The Board of Directors has implemented a public district budget process to move toward fiscal sustainability-and do so in a way that is reflective of Evergreen’s core values.  One of these long-time values is transparency and broad input when making difficult budget decisions.  

During the month of March, four Community Budget Forums were held. Over 500 people attended and provided feedback on potential reductions to close the multi-million dollar gap. The responses linked below from each meeting reflect input from staff, community members and students.  In addition, dozens of emails and telephone responses were also tabulated. Over the course of the month of March, similar questions were asked to help clarify the budget situation. The most Frequently Asked Questions are listed below:

Budget Development FAQ

Over the next several months, the input will be reviewed, as the Washington state legislature grapples to modify school funding formulas. Different scenarios will be developed based on the most recent funding and staffing projections, along with the input received from the community. These plans will then be presented in two Community Budget Forums:

Monday, May 20
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Heritage High School Media Center

Thursday, May 30
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Mountain View High School Media Center

Budget Development Presentation

At the four Community Budget Forums held in March, all comments, ideas and suggestions were recorded and compiled into one document per Forum. The data contained in the documents is “raw” and not edited or verified, but reflects statements made by participants.

Please email input to Information gathered from participants is linked next to each meeting:

Thursday, March 14
Heritage High School Media Center
Participants: Approximately 160
Community Forum Responses


Monday, March 18
Evergreen High School Media Center
Participants: Approximately 140
Community Forum Responses


Thursday, March 21
Union High School Media Center
Participants: Approximately 120
Community Forum Responses


Thursday, March 28
Mountain View High School Media Center
Participants: Approximately 110
Community Forum Responses

Media Coverage

The Columbian:

Clark County Today:


Seattle Times:



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