At their April 14 meeting, the Eastern Carver County School Board passed a package of $2.4 million in budget cuts that cover the next two school years.
Here are some of the primary areas being cut:
Instruction ($765,000): Class sizes will be increased by 0.32 students, resulting in a reduction of 4.5 FTEs, there will be reductions in remedial help for middle and high school students, and reduced ELL staffing
Administration ($541,400): The Assistant Superintendent position will be eliminated in 2012, a reduction in deans for the secondary schools, a reduction in lead teachers for the elementary schools, and the Area Learning Program will now be administered by Chanhassen High School personnel.
Instructional Support ($426,719): Significant reductions in clerical and technical support, registration will be centralized, and the secondary redesign will receive less implementation funding.
Operations ($321,000): Staff reductions and restructuring.
Special Education ($204,200): Reflects new contract with the Carver Scott Education Cooperative.
Student Activities ($140,000): Activity and parking fees will increase, activities will be responsible for raising more of their own funding.