©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
|District 205 Deans Won't Be Laid Off Yet; More Staff Let Go
|FIRST REPORTED 6:30am 4/13/10 $3.5 million in changes to the Galesburg School District budget are being set in motion now that the Galesburg School Board has signed off on the plan.
The District-205 board Monday night voted to adopt all of the so-called "Opreation Program/Job Save" plan -- designed in order to make changes equal to the dollars in state aid the district would not receive under Governor Pat Quinn's proposal to slash state education spending.
The changes range from administrative furloughs to a $40 fee for every Galesburg High School student, regardless of if they participate in extra-curricular activities or not.
But Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill says there is one change that won't be happening right away after all.
"The recommendation regarding assistant principals and deans (at Churchill, Lombard, and Galesburg High Schools) -- that recommendation moves the savings plan for...this next fiscal year, to the second fiscal year of the plan," Cahill said.
In other words, the district will not reduce the number of assistant principals and deans at all buildings until the 2012 Fiscal Year, and that an extra $150,000 will be spent down from the district's reserves in the 2011 fiscal year to make up the difference in savings.
The Galesburg School Board Monday night also voted to reduce two more district teachers due to enrollment concerns, and three more support staff in the Knox-Warren Special Education District due to uncertain grant funding. They also reduced one part-time district employee, and reduced one from full-time to part-time, also due to uncertain grant funding. That's in addition to the nearly 80 staff members reduced last month.
(The sign outside the Galesburg School Board Monday night talks about Governor Pat Quinn's proposal to keep education spending level, versus his proposed cut. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
|04 13 10 by Newsroom
Click here for the WGIL News Archive
Click here for national news
The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content). By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; (ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.