He talked about additional considerations, together with a number of points that arose as a consequence of COVID-19. In mild of the outbreak, the state is now relying closely on federal funding for 2021-22, Timbs added. His query, although, is what occurs when that cash dries up, for the 2022-23 college 12 months and past? He added that districts have poured a substantial amount of cash into face masks, hand sanitizer and extra in the course of the pandemic, however the state has not allowed districts to get state assist again on that.
Lemondes stated he wasn’t positive the way to repair the issues Timbs outlined and that he had “1,000,000 questions” he want to comply with up with Timbs on. Lemondes stated he want to individually meet with Timbs, Dorsey and Mannion quickly — he recommended as early as subsequent week — to dive into these points in additional element and to establish “what we are able to impression speedy change on, if something. I hope there’s one thing.”
“I do not know every other approach the way to do it however to enter the subsequent degree of element with the numbers and maybe give you one thing that we might present to the state for them to pay attention to that is significant, at the least within the quick time period and take an extended look in the long run,” Lemondes stated.
Dorsey requested that Lemondes additionally contain State Sen. Pam Helming, saying she has additionally expressed an curiosity in sitting down to speak about these points.
Auburn board of training member Ian Phillips stated that Auburn is within the “backside 1% of per pupil funding” and requested what particular modifications might be made this 12 months to handle that.