No one knows everything about all aspects of school operations. The best school corporations show, teamwork in decision-making, which also is sensitive to many elements-the community, the professional staff and various branches of government-which share responsibility for public education.
The school board discussed growing worries about the economy and its effect on the public schools 2009-2010 budget. The board discussed the reality of potential budget reduction and the possibility that many teachers and school staffs could be laid off during the next academic year.
Teachers and staffers are definitely affected in this board meeting. They feared safety and quality would be compromised if the district proceeds with preliminary plans to lay off dozens of employees, including special programs and campus monitors. Frustration among attendees was present in a large proportion through the possibility of job losses and the impact of staff reduction on the quality of study and other programs for students. The budget cuts would force reduction or termination of important students programs, like the discontinuation of college prep courses. ...Show more