Just as Pablo Picasso did, the Eastern Sierra Unified School District Board is going through a “pink period” as demonstrated by Resolution 11-01 on the agenda for its Feb. 15 meeting to be held at 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Elementary School.
The Resolution asks the Board to vote on whether or not to issue pink slips to certain certificated positions and programs (to be determined by the Superintendent Don Clark) in the district as a precautionary measure.
Last year the District was caught flat-footed with a $2.5 million budget deficit and found itself scrambling to determine where and what to cut. This year the Board has chosen to take a proactive stance by issuing the pink slips. The slips do not necessarily mean that the positions will be cut, but their issuance gives the Board more flexibility if budget issues arise.
Also on tonight’s agenda, the Board will discuss Resolution 11-02, which would support placing a measure on the June 2011 Special Election ballot for the extension of temporary revenues that are needed in order to help prevent deeper cuts to schools and students.