Thursday, February 24, 2011

Suggestions from Teachers

How do we find budget cuts within the classroom?  How can parents & community members help supplement potential cuts? 

1 comment:

  1. thx for the blog.

    a couple quick thoughts

    a) I want class room cuts to be a last resort - not next resort. I don't think we are there yet.

    b) We need to look at non-classroom cuts first. We know there is low hanging fruit in central office. Let's pick that before going to the classroom. This may buy us a year. This will be discussed in March and settled in April.

    c) We can't do everything on the cost side - we need more revenue - increased taxes, school bond etc. We subsidize a low county tax rate with an underfunded school system. Ultimately you get what you pay for. When the state money runs out, stimulus runs out, CO has been "pruned" - we'll be faced with either increasing revenue or decreasing class room staff, services. The new commissioners said they will fully fund our school system - I'm not sure what that means exactly, but I think we'll be finding out at some point in the not too far away future.