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|Reductions in Force Before Galesburg School Board Monday Night
|What is an annual event for the Galesburg School Board could take on special significance Monday night.
The District 205 board Monday evening, among other items, will consider the annual Reductions in Force of District staff.
It is an annual occurrence, normally, because school districts have to notify their employees by the end of this month in accordance with state law about what cuts they make. And, like other school districts, for District-205, that means that technically they have to let staff whose jobs are funded with grant money that they are let go, usually only to hire them back once grant funding is assured.
But, this year, add on to that the uncertainly over the state budget, and what District-205 now claims is a projected 14 percent cut in education spending Governor Pat Quinn will propose during his annual budget address that will be aired Wednesday on WGIL.
The district will "RIF" teachers due to uncertain grant funding and uncertain enrollment, along with some support staff. But the district plans to reduce some other support staff due to "cost containment."
Sources tell WGIL some of those cuts could also include administrators, and that all staff were told about the reductions Friday. They all will be publicly known once the board votes on them Monday night.
The District-205 board, among other items, will vote on the proposed school board calendar next year. It's one that they describe as a "hybrid" calendar, taking some administration and teacher ideas into consideration, possibly including that four-day week that was proposed during the winter months as a way to save money.
The Galesburg School Board meets at 7pm Monday at Lincoln School.
|03 08 10 by Newsroom
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