The Bainbridge Island School District board of directors has approved the framework for budget cuts.
At a recent meeting, school board members voted unanimously to approve the framework of budget cuts which will total more than $2.1 million.
The approved recommendations by the District Budget Advisory Committee will trim $562,444 from the budget by:
Eliminating an annual all-staff breakfast;
Reducing bus washing time;
Consolidating two bus routes;
Reducing office staff;
Reducing one mechanic position;
Reducing health room staff;
Eliminating an athletic director position;
Eliminating two custodial positions;
Reducing instructional coach positions.
Two recommended revenue increases were also approved which will incorporate a charge for students who wish to take a seventh period class, and one which will also increase the cost of parking passes by $10.
Other staffing reductions were approved by the board which will amount to more than $1.5 million. These reductions were recommended to accurately reflect current student enrollment. Staffing to enrollment reductions will be made to:
Certificated classroom staff – $965,300;
Special education staff – $210,000;
ESA certificated specialists – $192,000;
Half of a building administrator position – $80,000;
Half of a central administrator (CTE) position – $80,000; and
Transportation – $27,186.