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Monroe Public Schools

PROPOSAL FOR MITIGATING 2.28M


IN REDUCTIONS FROM THE
ADOPTED BOE BUDGET FOR 2010-
2011
3rd Referendum

 First Selectman has reduced the BOE


adopted budget by another 560K.

 The total reduction to education as it now


stands is 2.28M.
Goals for the Process

 Do not jeopardize the quality/integrity of the core


program of instruction.
 Serve all students in preK-12, no matter what
educational needs.
 Strive for an interconnectedness of academic core
and extended core.
 Recognize and respect there are critical periods of
time for study.
 Do not cut without understanding the long-term
impact.
Outcome of 2.28M Reduction

 Increased class sizes


 Close all or part of Chalk Hill
 Eliminate German at Masuk High School
 Increased pay-for-play [$390/340 per season with no
family cap]
 Eliminate transportation to Six-to-Six Magnet School
 Eliminate band and strings from grade 5
 Reduce music and art for kindergarten by 50%
 Reduce overall music and art K-12
 Increased study halls for grades 7-12
 Close Masuk High School pool for the year
Strategies to Maintain Balanced
Workforce During Layoffs

 Selective leaves of absences for teachers in areas


most impacted by reduction in force

 Exploration of early retirement incentives for


bargaining units participating in the Monroe Public
Schools Retirement Fund [custodians, nurses,
librarians, secretaries and unaffiliated]

 Re-open a third window of opportunity for teachers


to retire by July 1, 2010 and receive retirement
benefits of off-year
Monroe Public Schools

Utilization of creativity and


innovation supports the goal
of achieving quality education
within a framework of fiscal
accountability and efficiency.

Honoring the privilege of taking care


of 3,900 of Monroe’s finest!
Monroe Public Schools