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School board goals focus on uncertain future

...Staffing is a subject likely to come up in future budget considerations, Hilts said. The formula that determines the pupil-teacher ratio for different schools could potentially use reworking, she said. "We have to understand implications of cutting...
School district budget cycle has begun to renew all existing tenured and non-tenured contracts for the upcoming year, Erkeneff said. However, the pupil-teacher ratio was raised by .5 to 1:25 at the secondary level, which saved $350,000, according to a March 31 budget...
With state budget passed, school district knows final deficit

...budget would have been $167 million. Cuts to existing programs and services totaled nearly $1.8 million. The pupil-teacher ratio was also increased.If the worst-case scenario - a $6.1 million deficit - had been realized, going into...
School district waits on final numbers

...said."We want the best and the brightest," Kircher said. "We have to hope no one else snatches them up."The pupil-teacher ratio at the secondary level, grades 7-12 will increase, but educators will be shifted around, not let go, Erkeneff...
School board signs off on budget

...positions with the secondary level pupil-teacher ratio change was absorbed through...posted online and open."The pupil:teacher ratio at the secondary level...district-wide and changing the pupil;teacher ratio.Hohl said she would rather...
School district prepares for high deficit spending

...of Education approved cuts to existing programs and services, about $1.8 million in total. It also raised the pupil-teacher ratio, which is a pattern that is likely to continue, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones."I think it's...
KPBSD deals with larger classes

...class size, meaning a higher pupil-teacher ratio. Interim Superintendent...councils reported protecting the pupil teacher ratio as the highest priority...schools in the district), if the pupil teacher ratio is raised, then programs...
KPBSD site councils weigh-in on cutting costs

...sent responses. Protecting the pupil teacher ratio was the highest reported...schools in the district), if the pupil teacher ratio is raised, then programs...School suggested increasing the pupil teacher ratio to cut spending. Soldotna...
Now is the time to weigh in on school spending

...that a budget deficit meant that something, somewhere would have to be cut. Last year, administrators raised the pupil-teacher ratio to cut staff and used money from the health care fund balance to reduce what started as an $8.2 million deficit...
KPBSD seeks budget input

...expects to face a deficit, but Jones said the administration is unsure how large the deficit will be.By changing the pupil-teacher ratio to cut staff and using health care fund balance, the administration reduced an $8.2 million deficit to a $4.5 million...


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