Thursday, June 26, 2008

Budget Shortfall Fallout - Teaching Positions Cut

Proposal: 52 positions cut... click here for more details.

The School Board has yet to vote on the cuts. Note also that some of the positions are already vacant and/or existing teachers reassigned to other spots.

The only cuts specific to the Fourth District were two Driver's Ed teachers at West (I assume killing the whole program).

Lots of cuts at Farragut High, but presumably that's related to the opening of Hardin Valley, I suspect.

I had also heard that the school board is moving towards a budgeting program that starts with the principals (bottom-up rather than top-down). It will be a tough transition for principals not used to doing this, but probably a good move in the long run for the principals to have input in defining what they need (and don't need).

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