Seems spreadsheets are coming. This was sent out around noon today:
Hello Board and Budget Committee members,
Dr. Metzler wishes to announce that he will be implementing some changes as it relates to the format of budget information. In an effort to assist the Budget Committee in their budget preparation work, budget information will be made available in Excel spreadsheet form. It is important to note that only district generated spreadsheets/reports will be presented as official district documents; individual work product will not be and all such documents will need to clearly indicate they are unofficial.
Dr. Metzler believes this will help mitigate the reason behind the reluctance to provide the financials in live format in the first place as there has been concern shared by many that individual spreadsheets may be presented as official Timberlane documents in which the information contained within them has not been verified.
He expects the first of such budget information to be posted to both the School Board’s and Budget Committee’s SharePoint sites by end of day today.
One more item: Nancy Louiselle will no longer be temp-clerking for the Budget Committee; the added duties associated with this task place an additional burden to her already full plate of district responsibilities. I will be taking her place and look forward to seeing Budget Committee members at future meetings.
Have a good afternoon,
Watch the budget committee website for further developments.