Financial shortfalls will hurt school district in near future
It looks like Washington C.H. Schools will be in the black finacially this year but not the following four years. Treasurer Ben Teeters presented his five year forecast at Monday night's school board meeting. Teeters said the district will start seeing negative numbers starting in 2013.
Teeters said the elimination of the tangible personal property tax is one of the reasons for the shortfall with the district loosing around one million dollars in tax revenue.
The school treasurer said the district is currently operating at minumum levels and there isn't any room for further cuts.
Life Pregnancy Center Director Barbara Fox again spoke to the Washington C.H. School Board Monday night on teaching abstinence to junior high students, however, the board again requested more information about the program. Board President Jenny Hollar Young said she is opposed to the program. Young said she found the program to be very offensive to women. She said she believed that a comprehensive, sex education program would be better if Washington were to implement a sex education program.
Other board members asked if the district could examine the program's curriculum. Fox said she would try to get that information.