Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate
Original post made by Sandy Piderit, Mohr Park, on Jan 30, 2010
This proposal would preserve:
- CSR for K-2
-current high school class sizes, except for grade 9
-no further cuts to high school VPs
-the one remaining elementary VP
- some counselors
-some reading specialists
-some library specialists
-some tech support
-some site discretionary funds
It would require a reduction of 3 instructional days for the next 2 years.
To preserve those programs, union concessions would be needed of roughly
$5.28 million in 10/11 (and an equal number in 11/12):
- Suspension of Step and Column increases ($1.6M) for 2 years.
- Reduction of six days @ $450K each ($2.7M) (3 instructional and 3 staff development) for 2 years.
-suspension of voluntary staff development hours ($380K)
- 3% salary cut for CSEA and 6% for management for two years (not sure on how much this yields --about $600K?)
Some of $2.8 million in items on the proposed cut list would still need to be implemented:
-eliminate CSR for grades 3 and 9 only ($800K) -- recover through parcel tax for 11/12 and going forward?
-reduce district office professional services ($72K)
- Modify service provider in warehouse/graphics ($250K)
- Summer school proposed changes ($200K)
- eliminate district support for extracurriculars ($70K)
-eliminate district support for high school graduations and middle school promotions ($23K)
-secure funds from ROP using cat 3 flexibility ($300K)
-reduce categorical programs (GATE, Arts and Music, Tri-Valley Induction, Adult Ed ($258K)
-reduce school site discretionary funds ($250K)
-delay of OPEB payment for one more year ($670K)
For 2011/2012, some of those cuts could be offset by revenue enhancements (a combination of increased revenue from summer school, adult education, fundraising and potentially a parcel tax)
-CSR for grades 3 and 9
-district support for extra curriculars
-Arts and Music
-school site discretionary funds
-reverse some of the cuts from 09/10
We would have time as a community to gather input about community priorities before deciding whether to put a parcel tax on the ballot, sometime after January 2011.