School district finds $600,000 in out-of-classroom resolutions
TRUCKEE “-At Wednesday’s TTUSD Board Meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Business Steve Dickinson urged the board to ask him for resolutions regarding about $600,000 in out-of-classroom budget cuts.
These included a food service price increase, a reduction in custodial and maintenance staff, a reduction in secretarial staff, a reduction in kindergarten transportation service and a reduction in transportation staff.
The board instructed Dickinson to do so, and he thinks the moves will help the school district reduce its in-classroom cuts, which means fewer teachers could be laid off.
“We’re hoping this next group of decisions will put us close to our $1 million goal of out-of-classroom reductions,” Dickinson said. “It makes me hopeful we can get more than $1 million from non-classroom, which means we don’t have to reduce as much in class.”
Dickinson said the moves signal the district is reducing the $4 million deficit.
“I understand the process is difficult to observe,” Dickinson said. “But slowly, chunks of this budget issue are being taken care of and we’re getting there.”