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Considerations for Budget Cuts if the March Levy Fails
as of February 14, 2000
* editor's thoughts


The following are some areas under consideration:

    1. Athletics and performing arts (supplementals)                            $700,000
        * no coaches/advisors no co-curriculars ???
              Or 1000 children will pay $700.00 to participate ????

    2. Community Services, Food Services and Summer School
        (Increase revenues to pay for themselves                                    $231,000

    3. Reduce lunch aides                                                                     $ 40,000

    4. Eliminate kindergarten aides                                                     $500,000

    5. Eliminate full day kindergarten                                                   $750,000

    6. Increase class size to K - 12 maximum
        under Board Policy #6131                                                    $1.1 - 1.6 million
           * Logic would dictate if class size is increased. . . then
              less teaching staff wiuld be needed. . . .
             divide $1.6 million by $40,000 = (-)40 teachers

    7. reduce special teachers:
            A. Elementary (art, math, science, enrichment)                        $600,000
            B. Middle School ( multi-age, Coloring Outside the Lines)          $200,000
            C. High School (Music, phys.ed, ISD, & AP coordinator)              $285,000
 
 

8. Other considerations
        A. Further reductions in administrative and support personnel
        B. Cancel scheduled bus purchases
        C. Reduce permanent improvement projects being done
            from the operating budget
        D. Further across the board reductions in materials, supplies,
            equipment replacement and repair.

 

                                                                                    Total                $4,906,000
 

        * Which leaves us $1 - 2 million short of the projected
        dollars which need to be cut 


*If the average teacher which would be cut earns $40,000 including benefits, then for each additional million dollars cut, 25 teachers will lose their jobs.

Two Million dollars = 50 teachers + the 40 mentioned in item 6 . . . . . . total 90 less teachers !!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you imagine what our school district will "look" like if the levy fails ?