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Proposed School District Budget Cuts

Here is a PDF file of Box Elder School District Superintendent Steven Laing’s proposed budget cuts for next year. These are only proposals to help make up the expected shortfall of $4.5 million in 2010-11.

If you are not able to read this file we can email it directly to you.  Please email publisher Greg Madson at:  theleader@citlink.net and specify whether you want a PDF or an Excel file.

BESD Proposed Budget Cuts


2 comments for “Proposed School District Budget Cuts

  1. Kendra
    April 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Where are the cuts in administrative pay? Seems like many of these proposed cuts are things that could largely affect the education of students. Shouldn’t budget cuts start at the top, where larger salaries would make more of a difference? Our teachers are overworked and underpaid as it is! Now you would take away their classroom help and some of their benefits? Surely, administrators don’t have to buy the newest, fanciest cars for their travel (which, incidentally, cost about the same as the year’s salary for an Elementary Head Custodian!)…nor do they all need Blackberrys (probably courtesy of the taxpayers)! A shorter school day is not necessarily the answer.

    Let’s make some cuts at the top as well as other non-essential places, where the education of the students will not be affected!

  2. Melanie Neilson
    April 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I agree with Kendra. My husband’s job has been affected by the economy. So has most everyone’s job or business. So should district jobs. Do we really need two vice-superintendants? I know sports are fun, but “reading, writing, arithmetic” is the most important thing. Isn’t it? Couldn’t we cut some sports? Why do we care more about high school students than elementary? That is where we learn to read and write.

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