Initial Budget Recommendations
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Initial Budget Recommendations

Initial Budget Recommendations

Phase 1: School Year 2017-18 Reductions

Reducing costs now will lessen our need to use fund balance. Cost-cutting measures implemented this school year include:

Two fewer days of school this year Unknown
Hiring restrictions for all staff not in schools $2.5M
Reduction Savings $2.5M

Phase 2: School Year 2018-19 Recommended Reductions

Reduction in district cell phones $0.3M
Bell-time (school start/end time changes) $2.0M
Reduction in time allotment for school $6.4M
Targeted class size changes $4.8M
WMEP withdrawal $0.3M
Reduction in Deficit for 2018-2019 $13.8M

Phase 2: School Year 2018-19 Additional Options to Explore

Increase class size target range by 1 student
(in addition to previous increase)
Reduction of 6 staff duty days for all school-based and
direct-service staff (based on contract)
Retain Title II revenue $2.5M
Optional Reductions in Deficit for 2018-19 $13.3M
Total Potential Reduction in Deficit for 2018-19 $27.1M*
(*Still need another $5.9 million to reach $33 million)

Phase 3: Comprehensive Districtwide Assessment for School Year 2019-2020

Community input in spring and fall on results of districtwide assessment of:

  • Programming
  • Transportation
  • Schools
  • Attendance Areas
  • Enrollment

Results to impact 2019-2020 school year