D51 advised to charge for busing, cut admin

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Great deduction.  Cuts that effect students the least?  How about the least amount of students?  Lets go after an athletic budget that spends less than 1% of the entire budget to run….Thtat will cut the deficit in a hurry.  Over half of committee members support the 4 day week and closing schools but those are taken off the table?

Why?  Because it would have an entire community share the burden of voting down a bond issue for ALL kids?  Makes perfect sense….NOT!

If you are going to cut athletics then make it worthwhile…Drop ALL non-revenue sports and make them club activities paid for by parents whose kids enjoy those activities only…That would effect a few students.

For every bus rider that is penalized because they don’t live walking distance to school charge the same amount for the same period of time for every high school kid who drives a vehicle to school and parks it!  At least we can get some revenue from them and that would effect a few more kids!  What Mr. Pierce fails to grasp is that many kids who are involved in co-curricular activities learn far more life skills than their counterparts who sit in a math class they may never use later in life.

But…..let’s keep those test scores as our binding evaluations for what kids learn and what teachers teach.

$2 -$3 million in cuts with the 4 day week and it is taken off the table….brilliant.

What are the $3.3 million cuts at the building levels?  I would suggest we have all of these committee members continue to volunteer and schedule other volunteers to help with the aides who will be lost, custodial staff, counselors, administrators, and teachers who go far beyond what their contractual duties are to help kids.

Make sure they are scheduled for 7 am when a kid shows up stoned, their is 4” of snow on the sidewalks, the buses are late, a 14 year old is in crisis but no counselor is available, an administrator is wasting time explaining to a parent why school starts and ends when it does, and a thousand other scenarios for seemingly minor incidents occur but there won’t be many around to take care of the issues!

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