ERIC Number: ED239352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Strategies of Managing Budget Reductions.
Fulton, Robert E.
A tabular presentation of cost-cutting measures, this report by the school board chairman provides introductory data on York County Public Schools, Virginia, followed by the district's 1982-83 allocations and anticipated 5-year savings on a range of policies. Cost-saving personnel policies include employing part-time secondary teachers, combining elementary classes, eliminating some aide positions and hiring Chapter 1 aides to help with mathematics instruction, and reviewing sick leave usage. Money has been saved on summer school operations by reducing school hours and transportation services, cutting principals' contracts to 11 months, and charging tuition. A restructured transportation project and economical maintenance practices are outlined. Lunch program cost cutting is based on centralized purchasing and on the staff reductions and utility savings resulting from the adoption of disposable utensils. An energy reduction program has saved money, and a master school activity account generates interest. The advice of an insurance committee has enabled the district to save on premium payments. (MJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Virginia (York County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (San Francisco, CA, April 23-26, 1983).