Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Help Us Understand...

Did you know?
  • Our school district will receive $4.1 million less in state aid this coming year because the state reduced the amount the district can spend per student. That’s a 4% decrease in state aid.  What will happen the following year?
  • Aid for special education has been frozen even though special education costs increase.  
  • Aid for the SAGE program (which provides smaller class sizes at several elementary schools) has been frozen.
  • The state is considering elimination of WiscNet – the internet access system used by schools in Wisconsin.  As a result, the district will pay $20,000 - $40,000 more for internet access each year.

Hmmm...seems like money's gonna be tight...right?
So...explain to us why the board saw it fit to give 1.6% increases (via "step" increases) to Admin Support?
...and 2% raises to Administrators?

They like to call those step increases "not new money"...but...NEWSFLASH!....any money you pay out that you didn't previously IS "new" money!

Wanna give feedback?  Attend the budget hearing this Thursday.
Thursday, June 16th at 7 pm at the School District Office, 501 S. Bird Street.