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Parkway Board Talks District Budget Cuts Wednesday

The Parkway School Board is set to discuss budget cuts Monday that the superintendent says could save the district more than $9.5 million over two years.

The Parkway School Board is set to discuss budget cuts Monday that the superintendent says could save the district more than $9.5 million over two years.

The plan is outlined on the Parkway School District's website. It is also posted below from the district's website. According to the site, the district must reduce expenditures by 3 to 5 percent over the next two years due to declining revenues and a projection of minimal growth for the district. According to the website, Superintendent Keith Marty said the cuts could save the district between $7.45 and $9.63 million over the next two years.

Wednesday night, the below recommendations are set to be presented to the school board. The cuts include both admininstrative and teaching support staff, the district's operating budget and more.

Board members are not set to vote on the below proposed cuts, until February.

Following are the proposed cuts as posted on the district's website.

 

CategoryAnnual Savings Range District administrators & departmental support staff
  • Reduce approximately 20 positions over 2 years
  • Primarily through attrition
$1.0M – $1.25M Operating budgets
  • Reduce program and school budgets by 10%
$700K – $830K Greater efficiencies
  • Centralize student registration process
  • Eliminate part-time lunch/recess personnel
  • Reduce overtime and per diem days
  • Reduce utility costs
  • Electronic report cards
  • Other areas
$1.4M – $1.75M Personnel supporting teachers and students
  • Implement “Instructional Coaching” model
  • Restructure elementary CRS allocation model
  • Restructure math/reading intervention allocations
  • Primarily through attrition
$1.8M – $2.5M Teaching assistants (TAs) & school secretarial staffing models
  • Restructure staffing models for efficiency
$1.0M – $1.2M School instructional staffing models
  • Restructure delivery of PACE/Reach services
  • Elementary – remove hard caps for more flexible staffing
  • Middle/high – reduce 1 position per school
$1.4M – $1.9M New revenues
  • Increase summer school fees
  • Increase fees for building usage (use of premise)
$150K – $200K TOTAL SAVINGS IMPLEMENTED OVER 2 YEARS $7.45M – $9.63M

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