adipex side effects adipex p viagra vs cialis vs levitra prices kamadravenditaon line olanzapine side effects can you eat grapefruit canadian pharmacy 24h com vn ramipril 2.5mg cap zyd aggrenox vs plavix prostata inflamada sintomas viagra for women india pfizer stock dividend history canesoral priceline cialis for women for sale rayh healthcare pvt ltd plavix generics 2012 skelaxin side effects kidney plavix 75mg online capoten 25mg dose antibiotics for strep throat treatment enalapril medication order on line 24 b kamal kunj s v rod mirapex medication for depression domperidone side effects used tylenol with codeine 3 buy cleocin t online norvasc 2 5mg what is flagyl used for in women vibramycin antibiotic for birds mexican pharmacies cialis furacin crema walmart online pharmacy expense report doxepin for sleep vs ambien amoxicillin 875 mg uses dicyclomine 20 mg tablets used for ceftin antibiotic uses prednisone for dogs same as for humans zoloft generics cialis pay with paypal toprol xl generic side effects my canadian pharmacy spam where to buy asthma inhalers online viagra like tabs bactiver side effects buy thyroxine online citrate test for e coli pheromones for women to women clomid canada pharmacy baclofen side effects in elderly branded cialis mail order omnicef antibiotic cefdinir side effects in children prendre du viagra avec du previscan where can i buy cytotec in the us buy generic cialis generic cialis lopressor metoprolol classification 2057 order medicine overnight controindicazioni viagra scaduto jessicas center progresso mexico renagel side effects proviron 25mg indication indocin no prescription lasuna jewelry television content management systems for websites search translate google http pharmac claravis manufacturer coupons levothyroxine and weight loss rollbox toolbox albuterol side effects in children shaking viagra galaxy 8mg buylowdrugs comcast tv robaxin side effects in dogs decadron effets secondaires sevrage dosage of zovirax for cold sores mens health and fitness cialis celexa weight gain celexa drug donormyl blue 50mg craigslist london apa itu dexamethasone nexium 40 mg on line cheapest cialisfastest delevery tricor medication dosage caffeine pills and weight loss buy tretinoin cream 01 canada pharmacy online secure cefixime dispersible tablets vidalista reviews amoxicillin no prescription uk amphetamine salts side effects cost of brand name viagra benadryl for infants while flying dutasteride avodart fanasteride for sale permethrin spray insecticide for cattle buy ciprofloxacin 500mg online estradiol blood test infertilityeszopiclone cheapest place to buy celebrex vidalta 10 mg hydrocodone cockapoo rescue northern california benadryl for dogs itching vermox dosage pinworms antabuse side effects disulfiram effect looking for synthroid pills colchicine offers where to buy viagra online cheap cost of nexium 40 mg apo sildenafil 50 mg can you really order cialis online 149 ampicillin for dogs overnight delivery exelon stock price per share buy cialis in malaysia actress in viagra commercial cipro side effects antibiotics desogen generic name ketazol venezuela beauty cialis price at costco what is difference between sotalol and sotalol af prednisone over the counter claritin side effects on children citalopram hydrobromide 20 mg tablet isoptin verapamil dosage migraine amoxil without prescription toradol shot how long does it last atarax for anxiety in children minocycline acne treatment side effects viagra 100 mg for sale minoxidil for women walmart chlamydia prescription overnight colchicin kaufen lopid medication for dog cholesterol levels amoxicillin fast delivery malegra 50mg lasix shortage keflex 500mg cephalexin and alcohol premarin tablets 0 3 trileptal no prescription danazol side effects for men viagra price costco clopidogrel bisulfate 75mg tablet is estrace a controlled substance viagra on the web dflucan without a pres medrol dosepak methylprednisolone side effects xatral side effects prevacid solutabs valtrex for cold sores reviews chlamydia treatment amoxicillin and alcohol consumption roaccutane greece il farmacista online cialis canada liquid lexapro sale tamsulosin 0.4 mg side effects movie 2013 viagra special offers no prescription prozac lotemax 0.5 bystolic to metoprolol conversion comprar viagra online sem receita abana haymalaya bupropion hcl xl 150mg side effects frumil 5 40 synthetic oil doxycap doxycycline lamisil 250 mg online how many mg of viagra should i take picareta server doxazosin medication dosage leponex 25mg viagra xenical no prescriptopn viagra online review sumycin syrup norman bystolic nebivolol 5mg buy cialis without a prescription yasminelle pill usa viagra 100mg price in india prednisolone for cats with lymphoma buy viagra online legally wellbutrin xl side effects forum vigrx plus reviews forum zithromax no prescription prevacid 30 mg treatment minocin 100mg capsules finasteride for hair loss reviews different doses of cialis canadian pharcharmy no perscrption salazopyrin en tabs 500mg equals docycline no prescription pharmacy atarax hydroxyzine vistaril accutane india pharmacy zyvoxid doser craigslist tampa thuoc renapril 5mg ambien lialda drug company how to use wellbutrin recreationally valium withdrawal symptoms last how long septra suspension dosing for children toprol xl buy metronidazole bv floxin antibiotic dosage eprex injection administration sites buy codeine promethazine syrup online phentermine 37.5mg adipex p appetite suppressant zyvoxid dose response cialisenespanol colim keflex antibiotic information one half viagra and 20 units trimix tinidazole dosage for bv purchase suprax cheapest drugs advair caffeine and pregnancy miscarriage buy ciprofloxacin overnight cealis generic mesalamine 400 mg topamax weight loss dosage beconase nasal spray otc promethazine cost without insurance feldene 20mg tablets best viagra prices 100mg sertraline zoloft side effects suicide periactin 4 mg best price in the uk levitra vs cialis cost 148 metoprolol tartrate side effects 25mg generika apotheke long time tablets in pakistan insulin sliding scale example low dose viagara from canada walgreens pharmacy locations patients pfizer viagra online australia nizoral cream 2 raloxifene hcl 60mg side effects levitra vs viagra side effects condyline podophyllotoxin cream piroxicam medication aspirin buy premarin online clopidogrel 75mg price differin coupon code cefixime dosage std vimax malaysia distributor lumigan discount coupons drugs from india online fungsi obat nexium cafergot no prescription canada female viagra without a doctor prescription buy dyazide fluoxetine prozac side effects diarrhea diovan blood pressure medicine manufacturer imigran tablets 50mg mometasone furoate ointment clenbuterol before and after pictures cialis online no prescription canada mobicox para que es lamodgavilmorphine cialis professional generic what to say loss of pet budesonide ec 3 mg capsule what do they look like dikloron tablet chinese replica viagra 100 mg lipothin medication identification finax tablets for sale vip transactions tadalafil sale cheapest alli to buy advair diskus 250 prandin repaglinide tablets zinoxime dosey viagra cream for men ibuprofen and alcohol liver damage xanax bars zofran pregnancy category c sildenafil citrate tablets for sale floxin ear drops after tubes zovirax cream treatment skin for herpes zoster where to buy propecia in singapore offshore cialis ordering kamagra online pharmacy over the counter imiquimod cream treatment cialis for sale vancouver canadian pharmacy cialis 5mg coumadin clinic locations in las vegas avana at the rim apartments xm radio advertisers kemadrin procyclidine purchase college herbal viagra green pill buy levothyroxine canada drugs online reputable what is orlistat 60 mg capsules vagiral ovulos metronidazol walgreens cytotec over the counter prozac and weight loss medications medrol dose pack dosage schedule imitrex injection dose ospamox 1000 mg prospect medical group trusted online pain meds berlin viagra cabaser 1 mg equals how many mcg viagra en arbolarios how to buy viagra we no prescription vardenafil canadian pharmacy augmentin prix maroc marcumar medication interaction yasmin deliz feet manske property management on line pharmacys in india pet meds no prescription needed best mashup robaxin 500mg methocarbamol for dogs medication ivermectin no rx pfizer news dynamogen solution orale generic nolvadex for sale citalopram 20 mg side effects weight loss pharmacy medication information cheap drugs canada buspar without a prescription amantadine medication for fibromyalgia what is cefaclor capsules 54 bentyl online no persciption silagra cephalexin and alcohol order tramadol cod overnight delivery inderal la 80 where to buy clomid in singapore canadian pharmacy24hr cialis generic price renova cream online pharmacy in sri lanka percocet 10/325 street prices detrol generic not effective altacef 500 wine bar long beach generic cialis without prescription cicloferon treatment prescription metformin no buy flunitrazepam india atridox cost arcoxia side effects clonidine 0 3 buy online hydrocodone refills online viagra overnight delivery herbal viagra tablets combivent no prescription needed pregnant halloween costumes funny medameds reviews of 50 rosa impex viagra kegunaan obat ciprofloxacin exilar 20 no prescription online canada meds doxycap doxycycline and alcohol maxolon medication diclofenaco potasico dosisdicyclomine how to tell real viagra 500 mg flagyl cheapest epogen procrit aranesp is eszopiclone generic for lunesta norvasc without prescription inderalici 40 lamisil spray pump buy vytorin 10 40 wellbutrin xl side effects viagra and atrial fibrillation american pharmacy nolvadex eye drop for beautiful eye ivermectin scabies dosage prozac side effects with alcohol prodotto 91 bevispas medication side otibact ear drops 15ml to oz order hctz pills arimidex dosage while on cycle flexeril and pregnancy tests bystolic buy glipizide side effects in cats sotalol and sotalol af cialis elevitra professionale sibutramine in diet pills ampicillin sulbactam drug guide bonadoxina pfizer medication coupons where to buy alli diet pills cheap medsindia online pharmacy bactrim ds no prescription cuckold definition slang boo acheter viagra forum sumycin capsules nespresso pravastatin side effects dizziness russian pharmacy online usa paracetamol indication doseparafortan role of computers in clinical pharmacy tylenol 4 codeine vs hydrocodone xenical weight loss pills phexin boats and birds dapoxetine 60mg insulin pump accessories cialis generic viagra cheapest seroflo diskus publishing levitra vs cialis side effects erectile dysfunction aciphex 20mg medication drug how to buy tetracycline purchase medication plendil side effects dose generika franchise success story what is nizagara 100 mg vs viagra goldshield eltroxin clopidogrel 75mg tablets r 196 seroxat cr 12.5mg seroquel xr side effects reviews donde compro viagra en oaxaca pfizer patient assistance program forms mercilon kesan sampingan carafate sucralfate aprovel irbesartan hypertensive patients cialis tablets price in india vigrx plus reviews ingredients marcumar alternative clavaseptin for dogs purchase flagyl no prescription buy cheap elavil no prescription taking paracetamol in pregnancy binotal 500 indicaciones y cheap brandname viagra generic viagra reviews sustiva side effects efavirenz and pregnancy nebivolol hydrochloride nebicar rxdiler store supply arcoxia 90mg para que sirve decadron side effects take uroxatral side effects taking per quanti anni si puo prendere levitra magasins sinequanone paris ventolin buy with paypal buy indian drugs online no prescription lexapro parcopa discontinued perfumes xlpharmacy scam alert progesterone side effects pregnancy viagra super force gel advair 500 ic metronidazole how much is vardenafil at cvs cialis quebec dilantin toxicity definition requip medication ropinirole how to buy calais from canada baytril 60 dosage for dogs cyrux precio verapamil for migraines reviews viagra on line purchases robaxin 500mg abuse sildenafil cipla india medicines antiiotics without prescription atarax 25 mg for anxiety buying generic viagra online reviews erlamycetin ointment for shingles hyzaar 50 12.5 generic voltaren gel for arthritis cost ciprotab 500mg metronidazole zineryt topical solution buy lisinopril 20 mg androgel testosterone gel 1 pump ketorolaco inyectable para que sirve non prescription doxycycline prednisone online new zealand buy nolvadex perth cytotec misoprostol induction buy xenical amerimedrx complaints against attorneys soviclor aciclovir tablets 200mg the purple pharmacy in algodones mexico without prescription pharmacies india lynoral ethinyl estradiol drospirenone op oxycontin online increasing sperm count in men how safe is evista for osteoporosis cefixime trihydrate capsule 3 doses of clomid over the counter on line shopping antibiotics potassium levels normal imiquimod side effects pictures zetia side effects zetia 10 mg lopid side effects gemfibrozil cost of cialis vs viagra vs levitra tamsulosin side effects women order ciprofloxacin 500 mg comprar disgrasil pharmacy outside us cheapest generic cialis uk where can i buy misoprostol cytotec misoprostol 200 mg buy how to take zyban to quit smoking capoten drug class amiloride hydrochlorothiazide dosage oxybutynin chloride 5mg price sunsuria avenue badminton court size prezzo cialis 5 mg diane keaton movies directed by woody allen mupirocin calcium cream 2 uses prezzo augmentin betanoid 0 5mg vicodin cost comparison viagra vs cialis 25 antabuse side effects disulfiram medication insulin resistance treatment mavi umut buy lipitor in morocco lovegra information literacy colcrys 0 6 mg tablet que es levitra estradiol valerate injectable
Share this page on facebook
School staff cuts spark budget protests PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 18:31

Despite complaints, board adopts preliminary package calling for reductions in guidance, library, paraprofessional spending

Confronted with an anticipated loss in state aid and increased operating costs, the Grafton School Board on Monday unanimously adopted a preliminary budget that calls for a 4.37% tax-rate hike for the 2010-11 school year.

But the decision didn’t come until after the board heard protests from repre-sentatives of two employee unions and parents who objected to reducing guidance and library staff and trimming paraprofessional pay in the proposed $24.1 million spending package.

More than 50 people attended Monday’s meeting, including 10 or so who asked the board to reconsider cutbacks in the draft budget recommended by an administrative team headed by Supt. Jeff Pechura.

Although the budget doesn’t call for layoffs, the district has announced a plan to not replace several staff members who have retired or resigned — a move Pechura said will save $376,377.

Included in the plan are not replacing a high school guidance counselor, a library media director and a middle school family and consumer education teacher, as well as paring after-school pay for 28 paraprofessionals who work with special-education students.

The latter reduction, Pechura said, will limit paraprofessionals to 15 minutes of paid after-school time at Grafton High School, 30 minutes at John Long Middle School and 45 minutes at elementary schools.

In making the recommendations, Pechura said administrators considered reductions that would have “the least direct impact on student learning” and had to determine “if a program is worth the money we’re putting into it.”

“There are no easy decisions here, but we had to follow those criteria,” he said.

Pam Nunez, a representative of the Grafton Paraprofessionals and Aides Association, told the board the decision will not only mean pay cuts for association members but will jeopardize the health and welfare of special-education students.

“We are the special-education teachers’ eyes and ears when students are outside the classroom,” Nunez said. “Your decision impacts the entire community.”

Several parents of special-education students also said the paraprofessionals provided an invaluable service before and after the school day and asked the board to explore other cost-savings options.

“I know areas have to be cut, but this can be the difference between a student making it or not making it,” one mother said.

Jim Girmscheid, president of the Grafton Education Association teachers union, asked the board to reconsider plans for reducing guidance and library media staff. He also proposed rotating library specialists among schools to ensure elementary students will not be shortchanged.

“I think the guidance (reduction) plan needs to be expanded to keep the foundation we have,” said Girmscheid, a fifth-grade teacher at Grafton Elementary School.

Acting School Board President Eric Oleson said he appreciated audience members’ concerns and the board would continue to explore cost-savings options in preparing additional drafts of the budget before it is presented at the annual meeting in September.

“We don’t have all the necessary information,” Oleson said.

However, Pechura stood by his recommendations on Tuesday.

“We used a rational decision-making process,” he said.

“We sought feedback from the teachers union and aides union and considered their input but used a process that takes the emotion out of making decisions, which is what you have to do.”

Last fall, the board came under fire when it approved a budget that required a 13.3% tax-rate increase. District officials cited a loss of $1.1 million in state equalized aid as the biggest factor in the rate hike.

The aid reduction came after the board finalized a new contract with the GEA giving teachers a 4% increase in salary and benefits for 2009-10 and a 3.8% increase for 2010-11.

“The hard part of this is when you have revenue from the state not coming through, we have to look at making reductions,” Pechura said.

Anticipating a further cut in state aid this year, school officials began searching for ways to trim last fall, he added.

Business Manager Don Amundson said the preliminary 2010-11 budget calls for a total levy of $16.77 million, up $702,000 from 2009-10. Using no increase in the district’s total property valuation, he estimated the tax rate would increase 4.37% — from $10.44 per $1,000 of equalized value to $10.89 per $1,000.

That means the owner of a $250,000 house would pay $2,723 in taxes, or $114 more, to support school spending in 2010-11. For the owner of a $300,000 house, the increase would be $137.

In preparing the preliminary budget, Amundson kept equalized aid at $7.29 million, the same amount the district received for 2009-10. However, school officials are poised for a likely decrease, which would require additional spending cuts, he noted.

The state is expected to provide equalized-aid figures to school districts by July 1.

“We don’t have any other sources of revenue within the school district to offset a possible loss in the state aid,” Amundson said.
Pechura said the district officials, including the Finance/Negotiations Committee, will consider further budget adjustments as soon as the aid figure is received.

“We haven’t had to make any layoffs, but if we have to, we will,” said Pechura, who noted the district has until July 15 to send out layoff notices.

Board member Paul Lorge, the Finance Committee chairman, said he is confident the district will work its way through the budget crunch. He said the district faced a similar problem in 2003 when a “Think Tank” group was formed to come up with ways to trim hundreds of thousands of dollars from the budget.

“The initial reaction was, ‘We can’t do this,’ but we did,” Lorge told the audience at Monday’s meeting.

“We persevered and worked through those challenges, and I have no doubt we can do it again.”

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner