numbers. As we approach the fall of 2013 and beyond we see a cleardrop in our student numbers. Some potential scenarios concerning our All day Every DayKindergarten - 1.
Not replace the two retiring teachers, Student SkillsCoordinator, and ½ time Kindergarten teacher. Add into ourgeneral fund the technology teacher, technology coordinator,and a ½ time HS Science teacher and shift another elementaryteacher down to our kindergarten staff. This would give us threeFT kindergarten teachers and still save us $70,000 as a budgetreduction. Our class sizes probably would be from 25-27kindergarteners. We might be able to do some creative work within another grade level to free up some other support. 2.
Do all of scenario #1, and hire an additional Kindergartenteacher from the $70,000 and have just $20,000 left as areduction for 2011-12 and have 4 kindergarten teachers if needed (class size would be anywhere between 18 to 22). 3.
Wait for now and look to a referendum in the fall to help usgenerate additional funding to support our transition to All DayEvery Day Kindergarten in two years. Work through gettingour technology coordinator and technology teaching positionsin place. 4.
Look hard at program reductions to: cover our economicsituation and our projected student enrollment decline; or makespace for All Day Everyday Kindergarten through cutting otherprogramming. Factors to consider as we enter All Day Every Day Kindergarten andoperating referendum discussions 1.
Our local, state, and national economies;2.
Governor Dayton’s current budget proposal to fund Free andReduced Kindergarteners at 1.0 pupil units versus the currentstate formula of .612 pupil units next year. If this was in placethis year, and we had All Day, Everyday Kindergarten, we’d