Source: Sherman Publications

Schools begin budget planning

March 16, 2011

The Lake Orion Board of Education will hold a workshop Tuesday, March 22, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., and Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 11 a.m. to begin discussions of the district’s 2011-2012 budget; the regularly scheduled board meeting will not be held March 23.

“As we’re preparing for this as a board and an administration, we’re going to have to really start thinking outside the box,” said board President Mary Jo Burchart, noting the district has “some things to take care of.”

“We’re going to have to approach the budget in a new way, take a new approach.”

Burchart challenged the board to come to the table next week with “creative juices” flowing.

All school board meetings, which take place at the district’s administration building, 315 N. Lapeer Street, are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

-Laura Colvn