London Schools levy: Coaches, teachers may be cut
By Rob Treynor
On the table were Ben’s recommended cuts should the 8.5-mill levy on the March ballot not pass.
Should the levy fail, an additional $500,000 in cuts will be needed to be made in order to operate within budget for the 2012-2013 school year.
With that, Ben presented board members with a handout labelled “Supplementals” with the first series of cuts proposed for the night.
The supplementals list included 21 part-time assistant positions. These positions are: Freshman football, assistant band, varsity assistant boys basketball, varsity assistant girls basketball, freshman boys basketball, varsity assistant boys track, varsity assistant girls track, reserve assistant varsity boys soccer, resident assistant varsity girls soccer, varsity assistant baseball, varsity assistant softball, varsity assistant wrestling, reserve golf, band auxiliary advisor, spring strength coach, seventh-grade assistant football, eighth-grade assistant football, middle school baseball, middle school boys track, middle school girls track, and middle school assistant wrestling.
The total savings to the system by eliminating the supplementals is $42, 187.
Other cuts proposed included 4 teaching positions, one maintenance person, and one para-pro position.
A lengthy discussion of other areas of cost savings ensued. Look to Friday’s Madison Press for more details.
A formal presentation of the proposed cuts will be presented next Tuesday, Feb. 14, during the monthly Board of Education meeting.