(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Wichita School District announced its second budget cut proposal Thursday afternoon.
The cuts could save the district $4.2 million. They include reducing overtime, cutting down on field trip transportation and eliminating four middle school School Resource Officers (SROs).
Wichita schools expect they'll have to cut $25 million from their 2010-11 budget. Last week, the district announced Phase 1 of its budget cuts which could change start and end times at eight school beginning next school year.
Superintendent John Allison will discuss the budget cuts during Monday's school board meeting.
Below is a list from U.S.D. 259's website of the proposed phase 2 budget cuts:
Phase 2 Proposed Budget Reductions
Reduce overtime by 50%
Reduce district-supported field trip transportation (elementary level)
5-year technology replacement plan extended to 6 years
Reduce meeting/conference/workshop expenses
Reduce mileage reimbursement rate from $.505 to $.25
Delay purchase of student textbook adoptions
Suspend new appointments to the Grow Your Own Teacher program
District-wide winter shut down Dec. 23, 2010 through Jan. 2, 2011
Elimination of remaining 4 middle school School Resource Officers (SROs)
TOTAL PHASE 2 REDUCTIONS
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