By Sydney Kightlinger, design editor and Austin Brown, news editor
With a $1.8 million deficit still looming over the district, little was said pertaining to the 35 cuts on the chopping block at the School Board Meeting held on Thursday, June 9 at Central Office. It was speculated by The Titusville Herald that the Board would release a change in the cuts in regard to content areas; however, nothing was formally released to the public.
Superintendent Michael Healey said he had intentions of releasing the content area staffing changes at the meeting, but due to a memorandum of understand, he could not finalize the changes. The cuts still include 28 teachers and seven support staff, but the areas of instruction being cut will be changed. Superintendent Healey plans to have the changes announced by the end of the business day today.
One change was announced by Board President Jason Bakus at the beginning of the meeting. He shared that the district will not be making cuts to the library program. This means that the schools will continue to have librarians in the 2016-17 school year.
The Board conducted a roll-called every motion on the table. Every motion was passed except a one to approve $89,425.00 for a district-wide keyless access system, which was tabled by President Bakus.
Updated budget documents can be found at: here
The final budget will be passed at the June 30 meeting at the Central Office board room. This meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School