Bellingham School District looking for volunteers for budget committee

BELLINGHAM - Community members and Bellingham School District parents and guardians are invited to apply for the district's Budget Advisory Committee by Friday, Jan. 16.

Due to statewide budget reductions, the school district is looking at areas where it can cut costs. The committee will meet multiple times to create a budget savings plan.

The plan will be shared publicly before going to the school board for adoption, most likely in March.

District employee representatives on the committee will be selected by the five labor associations and the district office. Student representatives will come from the Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee.

To apply, go to the district's Web site at www.bham.wednet.edu, click on the "news" link, and then click on the news release about the committee. Applications are due by noon on Friday.