What 1.4 million dollars in reductions could mean

What 1.4 Million Dollars in Reductions Could Look Like

Additionally, as stated in the previous emails regarding the referendum, we have shifted from providing as much information as possible to sharing the information the community has asked for in these emails (Comprehensive information is available at our website under the referendum tab). Thus, below you will find the list of potential cuts as requested many times from many community members. We were reluctant to share this as it is a document that adds stress to both our staff and our community, but the demand for this information was clear. Please note this document is subject to change.

What 1.4 million dollars in reductions could look like

Average teacher cost based on salary, health insurance, TRS, THIS, life insurance, dental insurance is ~$70,000. Reductions tend to skew toward younger teachers, but without placing specific people in the groupings for sake of consideration, the average salary of all teachers is used.

Potential Cut Area

Total Number of Staff Potentially Eliminated

Potential Cost Savings and Explanation

Junior High Athletics

~30

$60,000 in stipends (need to add supplies, officials, memberships, etc.)

Instructional Coaches

2

$140,000

Pre-Kindergarten Program

2

$160,000

Increase class sizes K-5

6

$420,000

Average Class Size as a result (Kinder – 25, First – 27, Second – 22, Third – 26, Fourth – 28, Fifth – 26)

Increase Special Education caseloads at the K-5 level

2

$140,000

Eliminate Certified Librarian

1

$70,000

Move to 2 teachers per subject area at MJH

5

$350,000

Eliminate Registrar position

1

$20,000

Eliminate School Resource Officer

1

$75,000

Reduce Music Positions

1

$70,000

Eliminate core offerings at SVHS

3

$210,000

Eliminate College and Career Coordinator

1

$70,000

Eliminate elective offerings at SVHS

2

$140,000

Eliminate daily elementary PE

1

$70,000

Eliminate STAR testing

NA

STAR is used to track student academic progress ($62,000)

Eliminate HUMANEX survey platform

NA

Humanex is what we use for culture data and 360 evaluations ($26,000)

Eliminate ThoughtExchange

NA

ThoughtExchange is our interactive survey instrument ($21,000)

Eliminate ThinkCerca

NA

ThinkCerca is our online writing software ($24,000)

Eliminate ST Math

NA

ST Math is a software based math intervention ($20,000)

Eliminate Leader in Me

NA

Leader in Me is a cultural and behavioral program utilized at the K-12 level ($40,000)

Eliminate Summer Reading Program

NA

We use summer reading funding to provide resources to our traditionally underserved students ($18,000)