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SD308 budget cuts, changes, revenue increases listed

Included here is the list of approved cuts, revenue increases and changes to the SD308 budget as approved by the SD308 Board of Education during its meeting on Monday. The dollar amount listed next to each item is either the anticipated revenue amount, or the value of the cut or reduction.

Revenue items:

Increase student registration fees – $718,616

Increase all-day kindergarten fee to $300 per student – $52,450

Increase athletic fees at junior highs from current fee of $40 per student per sport to $80 per student per sport with no monetary limit – $61,040

Increase athletic fees to $300 per student per sport with no monetary limit – $532,875

Charge students a club fee of $25 – $132,500

Charge K-5 students an activity fee of $35 – $104,000

Charge 6-8 students an activity fee of $35 – $59,000

Charge 9-12 students an activity fee of $65 – $142,000

Increase Brokaw tuition fee – $25,200

Increase driver's education fees from $250 to $400 per student – $139,800

Raise building rental fees – $70,000

Increase student parking fees from $50 a year to $100 – $64,700

Charge a fee for additional tickets to high school graduation ceremonies held at NIU – $24,000

Reductions:

District considerations:

Additional department budget reductions – $35,000

Move Math/ELA TOSA positions to Title 1 only – $78,000

Shift K-8 English Learner district TOSA to Title 1 and 3 – $65,000

Eliminate free summer school transportation – $38,000

Custodial reductions at O3C/Old Traughber (1.5 FTE) – $54,400

Reduce annual operation costs at O3C/Old Traughber – $139,000

Elimination of Asst. Director of Oper. position (partial) – $31,000

Eliminate non-grant-funded out-of-state travel – $25,000

Reduce transportation costs by redoing bell schedules at elementary and junior high levels – $135,000

Minimize the use of substitutes for professional development work – $60,000

Minimize the use of substitutes and stipends for curriculum work – $60,000

Reduce the allocation per student allocated to schools by $10 per student – $180,000

Reduction of DAC support staff – $350,000

Discontinue Mastery Connect at junior high and high school levels – $45,000

Eliminate STAR assessment at grades 9 and 10 – $40,000

Eliminate Convocation at Oswego East – $16,573

Elementary considerations:

Staffing Scenario 1: Teachers 2018-19 elementary reduction due to decrease in enrollment (16 full-time equivalents) – $1,040,000

(In addition to above) Staffing Scenario 2: Increase the class size divisor used to create sections in K-2 from 25 to 28, and in 3-5 from 28 to 30 (12 FTE) – $780,000

2018-19 elementary reduction of general ed teaching assistants due to decreases in enrollment (3 FTE) – $105,000

Restructured Gifted Education Model 3 (6.5 FTE) – $422,500

Junior high considerations:

Increase the class size divisor used to create sections from 30 to 32 for core and world languages (2 FTE) – $130,000

Library Media Staffing Scenario 3, Elimination of library media assistants (5 FTE) – $175,000

Discontinue TR/MU activity bus – $20,000

Eliminate AVID elective in grades 6 and 7 (1 FTE) – $65,000

Discontinue participation in optional invitationals/meets outside of the district – $15,000

High school considerations:

Increase the high school class size divisor used to create sections from 30 to 32 for core and world languages (2 FTE) – $130,000

High school bowling shuttles for PE classes/Discontinue bowling alley portion of PE program – $122,000

Alternate years of select elective course offerings (2 FTE) – $130,000

Eliminate after-school activity buses – $84,000

Discontinue paying for optional National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test – PSAT/NMSQT (Related sub costs and table rentals included) – $25,000

Partial reduction of high school dean's assistant position (1 FTE at each high school) – $70,000

Ten percent reduction in high school athletic budgets – $45,000

Reductions subject to MOU with Oswego Education Association:

Reduce elementary intramural stipends by 50 percent – $70,000

Reduce junior high intramural stipends by 50 percent – $25,000

Reduce high school intramural stipends by 50 percent – $9,500

Reduce by one the number of high school Library Media Center department chairs – $7,116

Reduce the overall high school athletic stipend allocation by 10 percent – $115,000

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