Marion County School Budget Woes
School districts across the State are once again making some tough decisions because of budget cuts.
The Marion County School District will go to a four-day school week in 2012/ 2013, is thinking about eliminating all substitute teachers, and privatizing the school transit system.
But School Board Member Jackie Porter says cuts to in, and out-of-county travel expenses, holiday pay and a 10 percent cut to top administrative salaries would help.
"My most controversial cut is a 10% reduction in the district administrators' salaries, and a 10% in school board members' salaries, and a 10% in the superintendent's salary," Porter told TV20. She took a 10% pay cut last year.
She said principals', assistant principals' and teachers' salaries would not be affected. Porter would stick to a tentative staffing plan approved last march saving $20 million dollars.
Marion County School Superintendent will review Porter's recommendations and will present his budget to board members on Thursday.
A series of workshops will follow to come up with a final budget in September.
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