The Centralia R-VI Board of Education discussed some choices during their August 11 board meeting.
During the previous month’s regular meeting, the board had asked him to assemble a list of potential cuts to the district’s 2017-18 budget.
The list Ford presented contained a total of $119,280 worth of proposed spending cuts
According to the list, four items, $21,000 -worth are already done.
• FV4 – $10,000, which is money budgeted to meet the district’s part of a state of Missouri, vocational enhancement grant, which involves the district matching funds for technology and vocational expenditures. The district did not participate in that grant program, this year.
• Middle School librarian – $10,000. This saving, Ford said, comes from CBMS Librarian Amanda Erisman voluntarily reducing her work-load to four days a week.
• Paying administrators’ Missouri State Teachers Association dues – $1,000
Of the 19 initial items listed, there were nine he said he could live with if the board directed he make them.
Besides the four already made, those include, for a total of $19,000:
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