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FUSD Community forum. DILEMMA: NECESSARY BUDGET CUTS. AS A RESULT OF THE BUDGET OVERRIDE NOT BEING RENEWED IN THE 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…. The District was forced to cut the budget. 2012-2013 CUTS TOTALLED $1,845,376:. Reduction in Staff – 40 Certified and 6 Classified

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Fusd community forum

FUSD Community forum

DILEMMA: NECESSARY BUDGET CUTS


As a result of the budget override not being renewed in the 2011 2012 and 2013 elections

AS A RESULT OF THE BUDGET OVERRIDE NOT BEING RENEWED IN THE 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • The District was forced to cut the budget.


2012 2013 cuts totalled 1 845 376

2012-2013 CUTS TOTALLED $1,845,376:

  • Reduction in Staff – 40 Certified and 6 Classified

  • 14 Kindergarten Teachers

  • 16 Other Classroom Teachers

  • 8 Teacher Vacancies left unfilled

  • 1 Certified Librarian

  • 1 Speech Therapist

  • 5 Custodians

  • 4 Clerical Positions (reduced work hours)

  • Increased Class Sizes (2 students per class)

  • Reduced Health Benefits (higher co-pays)


And we asked parents to

AND WE ASKED PARENTS TO…

  • Pay fees for kids to participate in sports

  • Pay fees for full-day kindergarten


2013 2014 cuts totalled 1 754 300

2013-2014 CUTS TOTALLED $1,754,300:

  • Reduction in Staff – 48 Certified and 25 Classified

  • Director of Differentiated Instruction

  • Director of Curriculum

  • Principal – Florence Virtual Academy (combined position with LAE)

  • Released 21 Electives Teachers

  • Human Resources Clerk

  • Combined Superintendent’s Secretary and Governing Board Secretary

  • Released 23 Bus Drivers (shifted to 3-tier bussing schedule)

  • Increased Class Sizes (requiring 24 fewer teachers)


2014 2015 is the final phase down of the override

2014-2015 IS THE final PHASE-DOWN OF THE OVERRIDE

  • CUTS MUST BE AT LEAST $1,700,000


Total overall reduction

TOTAL OVERALL REDUCTION:

$5,299,676 - OVER 3 YEARS


The proposed plan for 2014 2015 was

The proposed plan for 2014-2015 was:

  • Close one K-8 school and change boundaries

  • Return to a traditional school calendar

  • Further increase class sizes at high schools

  • Eliminate remaining electives at the K-8 schools

  • Eliminate 1 Assistant Principal at each site

  • Eliminate Receptionists at each site

  • Eliminate Facility Assistants


Our challenge

Our CHALLENGE…

Maintain High academics & safety – at Lowest cost


Items considered for 2014 2015 cuts

ITEMS CONSIDERED FOR 2014-2015 CUTS:

  • 1 Assistant Principal per site

  • All Receptionists

  • Facility Assistants

  • Remaining TRIAGE Classes

  • Close a School

  • Eliminate Remaining Electives

  • Eliminate K-8 Sports

  • Health Benefits for Staff

  • Reduce Stipends by 25%

  • Cut Librarian at Florence High

  • Increase Class Sizes Again


Meet confer recommendations

Meet & Confer recommendations:

  • Eliminate 1 Assistant Principal at each site $462,744

  • Close the Walker Butte K-2 Campus $260,809

  • Reduce Stipends 25% $250,000

  • Eliminate K-8 Triage (Math & L. Arts) $393,415

  • Replace PB Librarian with Library Aide $ 38,000

  • Cut Library at Florence High School $100,000

  • Eliminate B-Team Sports for K-8’s $210,000

  • Cut K-8 Orchestra $ 70,600

  • ___________

  • TOTAL $1,785,628


Planning for the future

Planning for the future…

  • Prepare and plan for a restructuring to the middle school/junior high model for the 2015-2016 school year, and adjust boundaries.

  • Consider future override options to restore ideal funding levels to support the District.


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