Medford School District Plans for Budget

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is finishing up the public input phase of its budget process, before next week when the budget committee will vote on next years budget.┬áThe district says about 50 parents came to Tuesday night’s meeting at Roosevelt Elementary.

School District officials say the budget has no cuts and because of more resources from the state, allocation of funds has been targeted at the four goals approved in the fall, which includes increasing the graduation rate.

The budget maintains sports and music programs and also funds other resources to help students in special education and English as a second language program. The superintendent says that a 15% percent increase is planned for ESL funding.