Because he cannot advance any budget that jeopardizes the long-term fiscal health of the district, Johns said a failure to close an elementary building next fall would create a drain on scarce district dollars next year and, therefore, cannot be avoided.
The closure of this elementary building will, no doubt, impact the work of the Long Range Facility Planning Committee. However, Johns also added that the school closure recommendation requires the LCSD Board of Education's approval.
Johns said the district would also continue to work on the very important task of assembling a facility usage plan for the decade of 2010-20.
Johns will be presenting the Superintendent's Budget Proposal to the board of education Monday Feb. 8 at Liverpool High School. The venue for the meeting was changed at the Jan. 25 board of education meeting so that more attendants could be accommodated.