Trustee Lightfoot understands public policy and how to
navigate the politics of public education.
She understands the benefits of operating from strategic and sustainable
planning verses from crisis to crisis, or a wait and see posture.
Key issues facing the district include, but are not limited
- Revenue Generation & Budget Shortfalls
- Consolidation of Services, Programs & Locations
Trustee Lightfoot suggests we:
- Enhance revenue generation (in addition to but) beyond
mileages and bond proposals.
- Leverage and market district assets in areas the district
has demonstrated success.
- Strategically engage the local, regional and national media.
- Expanded use of the culinary arts program throughout the
district for feasible food service to include limited catering.
- Appropriate advertising on the districts website, buses,
gymnasiums and athletic fields.
- Sell surplus assets through online auctions.
- Improve responsiveness, communication and transparency at
- Improve efforts and outcomes regarding parental input,
suggestions and involvement.
- Curtail spending by considering strict enforcement of “necessary only” new hires and by instituting a wage freeze for everyone to whom the district is not otherwise contractually
- Explore shared services and purchases with other districts,
between buildings, and among staff.
- Review all contracted services in order to leverage opportunities to institute reductions and cost modifications while also considering terminations. The district should bring
the work in house where feasible.
- Review programs and their locations for consolidation.
- Tap student and staff talent to cut costs in the areas
of staff development, training, communications, publications, public policy
solutions and consulting.
- Increased the frequency in facility rentals.