During a budget work session Saturday, May 5, school board members focused their discussion on ways to balance the 2012-13 budget without using reserve funds.
Reorganization of personnel at the district office is a key element of that effort, Mingen said.
Other proposals, which will be incorporated into the budget which is being finalized for a public hearing on May 15, include:
• The transportation fee will likely be dropped after one year of implementation.
• The sick leave policy is being modified with the goal of keeping teachers in the classroom.
• All employees will receive a 1 percent bonus. Salary increases are not considered feasible at this time.
• Two elementary level teachers will be added in Delta.
With these measures, plus the reorganization of the district office, Mingen said he believes the budget can be balanced without the use of any reserve funds.
"We realize we need to balance [per pupil] spending throughout the district," Mingen said. "Rather than take away, our intent is to add more teachers in the Delta elementary schools."blog comments powered by Disqus