Presentation on theme: "January 30, 2010. Establish the amount of current annual deficit Determine the amount we wish to reduce the deficit by in years one, two and three."— Presentation transcript:
Establish the amount of current annual deficit Determine the amount we wish to reduce the deficit by in years one, two and three Present for discussion a variety of options Establish the next meeting date
This review shall leave no area overlooked (including “sacred cows”) Following this meeting, the superintendent shall organize reductions into three progressively deeper groups based on our discussion All reductions will have estimated savings calculated by the comptroller First level reductions should be as far from core classrooms as possible Each item, no matter how painful, warrants serious discussion
Transportation Building Extra-Curricular Activities Operational/Schedule Options Supplies and Materials Management Options Miscellaneous Input from those in attendance
Merge as many routes as possible. Coop daily trips to Springfield with other districts Coordinate “away” games as much as possible (e.g. combine baseball and softball games) Defer vehicle purchases for one year Eliminate all district paid field trips
Reduce building supplies by 20% Reduce capital outlay by 50% Defer maintenance where possible Reduce summer part-time help by 50% Continue energy reduction program (auto light switches etc.) Reduce boiler run time and temp during the school day and weekends Educate staff on energy savings Look for energy reduction grants
All coaching staff to be responsible for pre/post activities (e.g. volleyball nets) Eliminate, or cost reduce, “low participant census” sports (i.e. golf, junior high wrestling, etc.) Reduce all extra-curricular activities under IHSA and IESA to the minimum number required to secure playoff competition. Eliminate (or Coop) as many sports and extra-curricular activities as possible. Participate in one conference only Participate in a local conference to reduce travel expense (Sangamon conference is closest) Allow Sports Boosters to operate the following activities for a stipend; Parking and football field post game duties Ticket taking duties Field prep activities for Saturday games Post game field and gym cleaning “Eliminate” all extra-curricular activities
Revert back to a traditional schedule from block Four day instructional week (Needs to be approved by the legislature) Four day work week for all non-certified staff through the summer months
Delay textbook rotation by one year (unless the state textbook program is restarted) Reduce copy costs (paper quotas) Eliminate elementary supply budget (request PTO provide all elementary classroom supplies) Reduce annual jr/sr high classroom/lab budgets by 35% Suspend technology purchases for one year (unless covered by grants) Purchase “net-books” instead of hard copy textbooks for all high school students
Expenses Review all contracts and bid as many as possible Increase “deductibles” wherever possible Limit BOE participation in Chicago conference Revenue Increase Tort percentage of salaries for supervision Referendum (Ed fund, Working Cash, etc.)
Increase the following fees sports and extra-curricular fees - to a higher percentage of self- supporting levels driver education “behind the wheel” to actual cost (minus salary) book rental cafeteria (the cafeteria breaks even) lab technology building rental Re-set administrative Duties Return to Pre-K/8 and Senior high division of students, staff, and Principals When the superintendent position opens, utilize an “interim superintendent” for up to two years. If a principal position opens, restructure the superintendent position to include both
Personnel Non-certified staff Cap/eliminate overtime Reduce various positions to part time Reduce staffing Certified Staff Reduce some teaching positions to part-time RIF all grant funded positions (Pre-K, PAT) until funding is secured Leave retirement positions open Grant funded positions shall be based on % of grant. (bal to Elem Ed. RTI) Share part-time staff with neighboring districts Eliminate or reduce Non-core elective programs
Non-certified staff Cap/eliminate overtime Review annual payroll increase Reduce the nurse to part-time Reduce secretarial staff one or more positions Review personal aide positions for merger Review non-certified staff hours for possible reductions Reduce one bus driver Reduce custodial staff due to retirement
What did we miss? What should the board avoid? Where should the board start?
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