The biggest factor in the budget deficit is the loss of federal stimulus dollars. During the 2009-2010 budget year, Siuslaw budgeted federal stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The federal stimulus funds are not scheduled to be continued for the upcoming 2010-2011 budget year.
The district is anticipating an approximate loss of federal revenue in the amount of $737,000 made up as follows:
Title IA (ARRA) funds $278,000 Special Education (ARRA) funds $236,000 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund $223,000
The passage of the Local Option Levy in 2009 alleviates some of the economic pressure for budget year 2009-2010 and for budget year 2010-2011. If not for the Local Option Levy, the budget deficit for 2010-2011 would be approximately $1,600,000.
For this and other reasons, we are greatly appreciative to the citizens of the district.
3. With Vice-Principal Matt Henry's promotion to H.S. co-principal for the 2010-2011 school year, is the district budgeting for two (2) high school principals next year? No, Matt Henry (current H.S. vice-principal) will continue to be compensated as vice-principal while he increasingly assumes greater responsibilities in the area of curriculum and instruction.
Larry Martindale (current H.S. principal) will continue to be compensated as principal. In fact, Larry's retirement will save approximately $6,500 in PERS costs.
This leadership model is made possible because of Principal Larry Martindale's notice of retirement and his eagerness to assist Matt in his transition to the position of high school principal. We believe that their agreement to work together as co-principals will provide quality leadership as the high school continues to move forward in a positive direction.