Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CMS cuts range from custodians to chiefs

From longer grass outside schools to 10-hour days for administrators working during the summer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' expanded 351-page budget book has more details about how officials plan to handle budget cuts for 2009-10.

Click here to view the budget book. (Warning: it's a large file.)

The budget book also includes letters from board chair Molly Griffin and Superintendent Peter Gorman about the budget and the economy, department-by-department spending plans and a raft of charts with additional data, including trends in enrollment, staff and per-pupil spending.

Commissioners and the school board will meet to discuss the budget from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Education Center, 701 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., and commissioners will hold a public hearing May 28.

To let commissioners know what you think, sign up for the public hearing on the county's budget Web site

You can also find contact information for commissioners here.
Ann Doss Helms

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Top 3 expences
EC 101 Million
CTE 38 Million
Bright Beginins 23 Million
Title I 21 Million

183 Million our of 274 Million

ARE YOU KIDDING ME this addresses maybe 15 % of all students.

Anonymous said...

Nice spelling...maybe you need to go back to school

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:57: The first expense is "exceptional children." A lot of that cost is probably run up by CMS, because they waste valuable time and resources fighting parents tooth and nail if their children require EC services. There's also a greater tendency to diagnose children with any number of disabilities/disorders/syndromes now, which leads to an increase in this category.

"CTE" stands for "Career and Technical Education." In my opinion, CTE is invaluable, especially during a recession when many students may have to delay college for a while. (And yes, I'm a college graduate, before you ask.) We lament the fact that children don't learn anything practical in school, then complain about the cost of teaching them something practical.

Anonymous said...

How much of the student population is in this country ILLEGALLY ????

Maybe if there was a requirement for proof of citizenship or legal visitor documentation we could oh.... do away with hundred's of portable classrooms, busses, staff across the board - and focus on teaching the kids that are here LEGALLY..... with a budget reduction equal to or actually greater than the illegal population removed from the schools.

P.S. I'm an Indy that leans left just so you know it's not a far right person suggesting this.

Leonard said...

you can't punish the students of illegal parents by kicking them out of school. What kind of country would we be if we did such things as kicking "illegal students" out of school.
Top 3 expences
EC 101 Million
CTE 38 Million
Bright Beginins 23 Million
Title I 21 Million
These are all essential programs plus some are required by law.
They do not need to fight parents over special services because they are required by law to provide these services.

We need to stop trying to pick everything apart because we have these programs in place for a reason. I own a home and I have a child begining school and the fall and I sau this because I believe that we should raise taxes to prevent teacher layoffs and further cuts in vital civic services.

Leonard said...

before some one tries to get childish i mis spelled "say".
and I copied and pastedthe following from the previous posting:
Top 3 expences
EC 101 Million
CTE 38 Million
Bright Beginins 23 Million
Title I 21 Million

Anonymous said...

I agree with two points. #1 is CTE is very important. Which is one reason it is a shame the County needs to give less money to CPCC. #2 is that a tax increase is needed. No one wants to pay more taxes, but no one wants their services cut. The budget shortfall is caused by a sales tax decrease. That money needs to come from somewhere, so what is a few dollars a month per family? We aren't spending it any way.

Becky said...

I suppose while education is getting slashed to the bone, that the polar bears are still getting their enclosure?