School district to conduct budget survey


The Baldwin School District will conduct a telephone and Web-based survey in the next few days to gauge resident input as school officials formulate the 2013-14 budget.

According to the district, a preliminary call describing the survey will be made to parents and guardians on Thursday, Jan. 10. The telephone survey itself will take place on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Parents or guardians who miss the call, and residents who do not have children in district schools, can complete the survey on the district website ( between Jan. 14 and 16.

The Board of Education will discuss the survey results and welcome additional suggestions from residents at the Community Input Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m., at Baldwin Middle School. Given the potential of a large gap between the operating budget and available funds in upcoming school years, district officials say that community input will be invaluable in this year’s budget planning process.