Our lengthy discussion on the blogpost, NOTICE OF THE CONTINUATION OF THE DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION CALLED MEETING has become very long and cumbersome to read. Let’s start a new angle and a new discussion on the topic of the cuts.
Who has been cut at your school? Last year? Guesses for next year? How will these budget cuts effect student performance at your school? Teachers, please share your perspectives. We want to hear from you and the librarians, interpreters, parapros, etc who are on the chopping block approved by the board on Wednesday.
The property taxes in DeKalb county were raised by one full millage point.
All employees are subject to 2 more furlough days on top of the already scheduled furlough days.
70 more people in the central office will lose their job
Pre-k programs will be reduced to only what the state funds provide
52 magnet teachers will lose their magnet job
28 Montessori teachers will lose their magnet job
Transportation to special programs: DECA, magnet, themes AMS and STT remains unchanged
Transportation for field trips will be cut by $1.6 million
Additional transportation (efficiency plan) will be cut $700,000
200 general ed parapros will lose their jobs
25 media specialists will lose their jobs
29 (all remaining) media clerks will lose their jobs
10 SROs will lose their jobs
Overtime pay for extra activities will be reduced by $5 million
Fernbank will have to cut $1.9 million from its programs budget
10 Asst Principals lost through attrition will not be replaced
10 counselors lost through attrition will not be replaced
20 interpreters will lose their jobs
The summer work schedule is reduced to 4 – 10 hour days
Employees will have to subsidize health insurance by an additional $35.57/month
Employees will have to subsidize dental insurance by an additional $16.02/month
Regular Ed Class sizes will increase by 2
Special Ed Class sizes will increase by 2
To access the relevant documents, read the original post.