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Parkland Proposes 59 Staff Cuts

Superintendent says increased class sizes and less elective offerings will result.

The painful planning of 's 2012-2013 budget continued Monday morning with the prospect of 59 potential staff cuts outlined by the Personnel and Finance Committee.

The cuts are proposed to bridge a budget gap that will likely despite the

"We want to give the (Board of Education) a sense of comfort and be as transparent as possible during this process," said Assistant Superintendent of Schools .

Superintendent of Schools said the proposed cuts will result in increased class sizes and less elective offerings at .

Troutman said some of the cuts will come from not replacing 24 elementary, middle school and high school teachers.

Troutman also said enrollment has been basically flat throughout the district, except for , which has seen an increase.

Sniscak said the process of "checkerboarding" teachers could occur, which would mean moving high school teachers with proper certification to middle school positions. Middle school teachers with proper certification could move down to elementary school positions.

The proposed staff cuts are as follows:

  • Administrators: 3
  • Support staff: 18
  • Professional staff - elementary (not replaced): 9
  • Professional staff - middle school: (not replaced) 6.5
  • Professional staff - high school: (not replaced) 8.5
  • Summer employment: 14
Mitch Mitchell February 13, 2012 at 05:36 PM
bring in a per capita tax per student over 2, you put 4 kids into the system you pay 2 times the rate, 6 kids 3 times the rate, no reason senior citizens with no children int he system should be forced to pay a tax increase every year

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