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School district projects early FY17 deficit

...likely be made in those areas."To be clear, we do not recommend to reduce the deficit purely by raising the PTR (pupil-teacher ratio)," said Superintendent Sean Dusek.Dusek told the board that administrators will start coming to them with...
School district hosts first budget meetings with the public

...operations, reducing utility budgets and increasing the pupil-teacher ratio at the secondary level, the school district...say, the school district chooses to increase the pupil-teacher ratio next year, that may mean French, for example...
School board candidates anticipate budget challenges learn." Both Downing and Navarre said the school district is one of the highest achieving in the state. The pupil-teacher ratio in local classrooms is low, graduation rates are increasing (now at nearly 82 percent, higher than the national...
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...


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