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Budget Priorities Process

We need your input to help shape AUSD schools by assisting us in prioritizing programs, positions, and policies while we balance the AUSD budget.  Your input is needed in two specific areas: 1) Helping us determine what the AUSD community considers a priority, what we need to improve upon, what areas could be reduced and how; and 2) Helping us develop a timeline to make these permanent and ongoing reductions.
The need to make these reductions came about from the State changing the way it funds schools and transferring escalating State retirement costs to districts. Over the next few years, we need to reduce ongoing expenditures by 3 million dollars or increase our revenues. The reductions must be made to align expenditures with the flattening of State revenues.
In order to balance the budget, we need to make permanent and overall reductions of $3 million.
  1. How do you want to implement these reductions?

  2. What should we reduce?

  3. Why should we reduce it?

  4. What should we maintain?

  5. What should we improve on?


Several  Budget Priorities presentations are planned throughout the community throughout September - November. AUSD community members are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, October 21st in the Albany Middle School gymnasium.


Noted below are School Site Council and Parent Teacher Association meetings relating to the Budget. Please contact the school for times and locations.


  • 9/11 Albany High PTSA
  • 9/21 Ocean View PTA
  • 10/9 Albany High School Site Council 
  • 10/10 Marin School Site Council 
  • 10/12 Cornell PTA 
  • 10/16 Ocean View School Site Council 
  • 10/17 Marin PTA
  • 10/17 Albany Middle School Site Council
  • 10/19 Albany Middle PTA  
  • 10/19 Cornell School Site Council


Please review the materials below and access the link to provide your input.

Click here to access the Budget Priorities Survey.

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