Jun 3, 2008

Olympia School District recommends its balanced budget

Big savings through attrition. That's the major sticking point of the formally-proposed Olympia School District budget cuts [pdf], which save Drill Team and sports (but increase pay-to-play fees), largely relying on a combination of smaller savings aligned with fairly steep increases in class sizes.

I'm not terribly surprised: to list one example, administrators at Capital have been planning for next year under the assumption that we'll push 30 students in 9th grade, and 30+ in upper-level English courses.

If, like many community members, you want to keep cuts "as far away from the students as possible," you'd better continue lobbying the Board. It'll be entirely in their hands, and soon.

The next meeting for public comment is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Knox Building.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the cuts staying away from the students. The community has already spoken loud and clear and Bill Lahmann refused to listen. With at least Carolyn Barclift and Frank Wilson proving in the past that they'll do whatever Bill wants them to do, my guess is the budget cuts will remain fairly close to what was presented Monday.

I hope the teachers enjoy the larger class sizes since they endorsed both Frank and Carolyn in last year's election.