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Perkins schools to cut teachers, staff

Alissa Widman Neese • Feb 20, 2013 at 3:51 PM

The first round, unveiled Monday, will be permanent.

The second round can be reversed, but only if voters approve a May emergency operating levy, superintendent Jim Gunner said.

To watch videos from the Monday meeting, click HERE and HERE.

For more on the plans, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register. See the proposed cuts below.

Perkins Schools positions cut on March 13, regardless of levies in May     

Furry Elementary School: $250,000

•Two teachers

•One of three Little Pirates units

•Paraprofessionals for Little Pirates

Meadowlawn Elementary School: $150,000

•One-and-a-half teachers

•Reduction in office aid hours

Briar Middle School: $600,000

•Eight-and-a-half teachers (one in 2014, one in 2015)

Perkins High School: $550,000 to $600,000

•Five teachers

•One secretary

•Several paraprofessionals

•Possible reductions in business, family consumer science, physical education and health departments

District Office: $1 million

•One communications director in 2015

•One students services software

•One-and-a-half secretaries

•One-half school psychologist

•Busing for junior high and high school students living within a mile of campus in 2015

Other areas for possible cuts if May levies fail (minimum $600,000 in cuts needed for 2013-14 school year)

•All Little Pirates units

•Switch from full-day to half-day kindergarten

•Elementary gifted program

•Elementary and middle school guidance counselors

•Elementary and middle school art, physical education and music teachers

•All middle school foreign language programs, teaming, athletics and extracurriculars

•All high school non-essential staff members, athletics, busing and extracurriculars

•High school athletic director and athletic secretary

•High school French and Mandarin Chinese classes

Want to go?

What: Special Perkins school board meeting to discuss district cuts

When: 7:30 p.m. March 6

Where: Perkins High School, Room 805


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