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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: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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… 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • CUTS MUST BE AT LEAST $1,700,000


Total overall reduction
TOTAL OVERALL REDUCTION: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

$5,299,676 - OVER 3 YEARS


The proposed plan for 2014 2015 was
The proposed plan for 2014-2015 was: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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… 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

Maintain High academics & safety – at Lowest cost


Items considered for 2014 2015 cuts
ITEMS CONSIDERED FOR 2014-2015 CUTS: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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: 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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… 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

  • 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.


Community task force volunteers
community task force volunteers… 2011, 2012 and 2013 elections…

Let us know if you want to participate


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