The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education could be looking at an $800 million shortfall for next year.  Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Brookfield R-III Superintendent Paul Barger:

Paul Barger

Barger says says the impact for area school districts could be immeasurable.  Brookfield could see approximately $500,000 in funding cuts or nearly $400,000 in windfall depending on what the state does with the funding formula.  According to Barger, the implications of possible cuts will be the topic of discussion at an open meeting being held Tuesday.

Barger hopes the meeting will spark dialogue between the district and residents about how to approach the pending economic crisis. The public forum gets underway at 6:30 in the district conference room at the high school.