In the event of the override not passing, the cuts were not previously announced in specific for a couple of reasons (1) notification to the teachers needed to occur first (2) to avoid "scare tactic".
Will not know until evening of the 10th what will happen but the high school is preparing two schedules; one with the override passing and one if the override fails.
Listing provided of the specific positions (to be posted soon)
high school class size will run 28-30
elementary schools some classes can go as high as 28-30 in specific grades
Ogden - FHS accreditation will be looked on "unkindly" with 17 positions being removed from the school. You can't predict what they will do. However it is likely there will be some adverse action.
Gould - transition to high school is the most important thing to protect, a "sacred cow"
class size discussion, most classes are going to be exceeding the range, not just on the high end of the ranges (if the override fails)
Gould - Franklin has done well at protecting the school instructional side, there is nothing else to cut. The FHS supplies budget is less than it was in 2001 and this is with an increase in students since 2001.
Mullen - would cutting French V affect the college placement for the seniors?
Gould - possibly. Students have to go somewhere, the electives can go higher. "Under Ed Reform, you can not have study halls. You have time to learn measurements."
Cafasso - could you get some others to assist with some of the journalism or public speaking?
Gould - they would need to be certified according to the state