How is the administration moving to close the remaining space?
- $350,000 in the special ed bus contract. The new (yet to be approved) special ed bus contract came in under what it was expected to.
- $500,000 in utility savings. Those programs to shut down the computers and the new boilers are paying off.
- $2 million in one time revenue. That's some school choice money and some additional stimulus money.
- $250,000 in operations and finance. This is bringing all such functions, including Title I, under the CFOO. There a loss of 4 clerk positions lost in that.
- $300,000 in central office positions and moving other positions. This is some clerical, some facilators, two administrators, and at least one liaison
- $1.3 million in tutors. That's a cut of 72 tutors.
- cutting one secondary assistant principal and 12 teaching assistant principals. The teaching principals who are at elementary schools below 400 in schools without STEP programs will no longer have assistant principal duties and will no longer receive that stipend.
- 12 school secretaries
For teachers, the administration proposes that 37 secondary teaching jobs be cut. The positions focused on are based on student population: moving all teachers to a full (125 student) load, where are there positions that can be cut? This was done in consultation with principals.
The administration is proposing an addition of 8 elementary teachers, 9 special ed teachers, and 6 ELL teachers. The last two are to address compliance issues (that's the state telling us where we aren't following the law again).
Again, remember that this is an administrative proposal. This isn't even a formal budget (it's a memo right now). It's a place to start talking.