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160 possible budget cuts for Clarkston schools



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February 10, 2010 - Clarkston Community Schools presented 124 preliminary budget recommendations for $13 million in reductions, to reach a balanced budget by June 2011. The list is as follows:

Increase elementary class size to 27:1; reduction of 12.5 FTE $750,000

Specials reduction of 3.75 FTE at elementary level; reduced sections $225,000

Eliminate grades K-2, 4-5 Handwriting without Tears $ 20,623

Reduce elementary clubs (1 per building) $ 8,400

Eliminate talent development; reduction of 1.5 FTE $180,000

Reduce elementary media techs 50% (3.5 FTE) $ 83,790

Eliminate elementary specials PD conferences $ 1,700

Reduce elementary specials teaching supplies 50% $ 13,475

Eliminate informances stipend for elementary music staff $ 1,050

Reduce Trailblazers (cut DABs) $ 19,276

Reduce elementary media supplies by 50% $ 15,000

Reduce Young Fives by 0.5 FTE $ 30,000

6th grade camp becomes self-funded $ 15,000

Elimination of SMS attendance office clerk $ 30,597

Reduce SMS per pupil funding additional $10 $ 18,000

Eliminate SMS office aide position $ 19,200

Reduction of SMS media specialist 0.5 FTE $ 30,000

Increase SMS class size to 33:1; reduction of 5.8 FTE $348,000

Eliminate one CJHS building aide $ 15,000

Increase SWAS to 30:1; reduction of 2.0 FTE $120,000

Eliminate one CJHS building clerk $ 20,000

Reduce CJHS per pupil account line items $ 33,000

Increase CJHS class size to 33.5:1; reduction of 5.5 FTE $330,000

Eliminate one CHS attendance liaison $ 15,000

Implement complete pay-to-participate graduation fee $ 35,000

Eliminate one CHS building clerk $ 20,000

Reduce CHS parking lot attendant to time $ 12,500

Reduce CHS theater manager to half time $ 25,000

Reduce CHS club sponsors $ 20,000

Eliminate one CHS media aide $ 20,000

Eliminate IB coordinator hour $ 9,000

Reduce IB CAS release hours $ 18,000

Reduce CHS per pupil account line items $ 30,000

Eliminate 5 CHS building aides $ 75,000

Increase CHS class size to 34:1; reduction of 9.25 FTE $555,000

Increase RHS class size to 24:1; reduction of 1.7 FTE $102,000

Reduction of Subject Area Coordinator Release Time (3.8 FTE) $212,826

Reduction of 1.0 FTE ESL Certified Staff $ 78,445

Reduction of ESL Aide Support Time (1.5 hours/day) $ 20,543

Reduction of Learn & Serve Program $ 3,000

Reduce 26 para educators $770,000

Reduce 1 special education secretary $ 50,000

Reduce .5 COTA $ 13,000

Reduce special education per pupil funding ($5) $ 4,500

Reduce homebound teacher (part-time, contracted) $ 20,000

Reduce post-high transportation $ 35,000

Reduce 2 special education teachers $120,000

Reduce .5 speech pathologist $ 30,000

Reduce 1 social worker $ 50,000

Reduce 1 psychologist $ 70,000

Reduction of game workers $ 11,340

Reduction of police services $ 5,000

Elimination of cheer bus budget $ 750

Elimination of girls and boys swim bus budget $ 1,100

Cut baseball bus budget $ 600

Cut boys basketball bus budget $ 1,000

Cut girls basketball bus budget $ 1,000

Elimination of 7th grade wrestling assistant $ 1,250

Elimination of 8th grade wrestling assistant $ 1,480

Elimination of assistant coaches

(varsity football, boys & girls track) $10,080

Savings on Payroll Coordinator position $ 5,000

Reduce audit services $ 4,000

Reduce business dept. travel expenses $ 2,000

Reduce capital outlay support equip. $ 14,000

Reduce legal services business dept. $ 15,000

Reduce business dept. conference/registration $ 2,500

Reduce business dept. mail/postage $ 5,000

Eliminate mail courier position $ 21,300

Employee Recognition Reduction $ 2,000

Reduce Communications dept. postage $ 600

Reduce Communications dept. printing/binding $ 5,000

Reduce Advertising $ 10,000

Reduction of 7.0 Custodial FTEs (27%) $420,000

Reduce custodial uniforms, supplies, equipment $ 13,192

Reduction of 1 custodial FTE at CHS/2 floaters $180,000

Eliminate 5 food service positions $ 22,000

Adjust cafeteria contract $ 8,000

Reduce food cost by 2% $ 20,000

Indirect cost food services $ 43,000

Increase lunch prices $ .10 at all levels $ 37,000

All food services staff reduction in hours $ 30,000

Reduction in food service substitutes $ 8,000

Implement 2-tier pay scale food services $ 5,000

Increase ala carte food prices for K-12 $ 27,000

Reduce personnel sub secretary $ 1,000

Reduce personnel dept. miscellaneous supplies $ 1,500

Reduce personnel dept. printing $ 2,000

Reduce personnel dept. travel $ 3,500

Reduce fingerprinting costs $ 2,000

Reduce personnel dept. office supplies $ 500

Reduce new HR Director salary $ 10,000

Reduce 1 personnel dept. secretary $ 40,000

Reduction in research & assessment purchased services $ 5,000

Reduction in research & assessment conference/registration $ 2,000

Reduction in research & assessment supplies $ 2,000

Reduction in research & assessment sub teacher salaries $ 8,000

Reduction in Supt. Office - Office Supplies $ 500

Reduction in Supt. Office - Conference/Registration $ 3,000

Reduction in Supt. Office - Purchased Services/Travel $ 1,000

Reduction in Supt. Office - Salary - Temp. Secretary $ 1,500

Reduction in Board Conference/Registration Board Direction Needed

Reduction in Board Dues/Fees Board Direction Needed

Reduction in Legal Expenses - Supt. Office $ 10,000

Reduce software purchases $338,827

Eliminate transportation dept. - conference expense $ 500

Reduce transportation dept. - travel expense $ 350

Reduce district-paid field trips $ 10,000

Eliminate 2 transportation permanent sub positions $ 60,000

Eliminate 6 General Ed route drivers/ expand "no transportation" area $120,000

Call-in drivers "as needed" only $ 10,000

Eliminate transportation dept. office position $ 27,000

Reduction of drivers' benefit packages $ 19,200

Sale of 6 buses $ 60,000

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36 Additional Reduction Ideas Requiring Further Study

Administrative outsourcing agreement $ 130,000 - $140,000

Eliminate one central office administrator; restructure all services or consolidate $ 110,000 - $125,000

Eliminate one central office support staff; restructure all support services $ 35,000 - $50,000

Implement furlough days for administrators, central office staff & other at-will employees $ 80,000 - $100,000

Return to 6-hour semester schedule grades 8-12 $ 300,000 - $360,000

Early Retirement Incentive $ 400,000 - $500,000

Outsource custodial services $ 800,000 - $1,000,000

Outsource transportation $ 329,000 - $600,000

Eliminate 3 assistant principals at secondary level; $ 195,000 - $215,000

Implement sister schools in K-5 $ 800,000 - $900,000

Close one elementary school $ 650,000 - $800,000

Return to half-day only Kindergarten $ 300,000 - $400,000

Eliminate K-5 special program from GF $ 300,000 - $360,000

Eliminate 1st & 2nd grade classroom aides $ 120,000 - $150,000

Reduce textbook purchases by 50% $ 140,000 - $160,000

Reduce counseling support for 8th-12th grades by two staff $ 100,000 - $120,000

Place 2 non-load bearing specially-assigned teachers back into classroom $ 120,000

Reduce contributions to athletic fund $ 100,000

Eliminate one liaison officer; use at-risk money to pick up general fund support for math and reading aides $ 85,000

Reduce guest teacher release time for studies to emergencies only $ 40,000

Additional technology department reductions $ 35,000

Restructuring of IB and CSMTech $ 60,000 - $75,000

Administrative Concessions $ 75,000 - $120,000

Restructure Transportation/Satellite Stops $ 400,000 - $500,000

Eliminate CHS Transportation for General

Education Students $ 5,000 - $ 8,000

Eliminate Transportation for 8th-12th Grade

General Education Students $ 250,000 - $300,000

Eliminate Transportation for All General

Education Students $1,500,000 - $2,000,000

Eliminate Subject Area Coordinators; requires contract letter of understanding $ 168,000 - $180,000

Open enrollment to contiguous districts (grades K-5) TBD - Revenue

Combine Communications & HR functions TBD

Privatize payroll Added cost

No elective classes Added cost

Combine grounds with Independence Twp. TBD

Textbook damage deposits TBD - Revenue

Share busing with other facilities TBD

Advertising TBD Revenue

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