At last night's meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to implement Class Size Reduction at 25:1 in grades K-3 and 9. This is the "break even" point where the funds from the state fully support the program. They also voted to postpone a one-time OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefits) payment of $674,000 and bring back 4 FTE counseling, 2 FTE reading specialists, $45,000 in Barton support, and 3 FTE classified (in libraries and technology). Cabinet and principals will decide what grade levels these counselors will support.
Please note that these positions are funded by one-time money for 09/10. Future funding for 10/11 and beyond is an unknown. The Board's action will lead to the recision of about 40 final layoff notices.
The Board has canceled the June 5 meeting that was tentatively scheduled and will meet again on Tuesday, June 9, starting time to be determined.
One item that they have asked for additional information about is summer school. As of now, there are no changes to the program, but we will keep you informed.