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School budgets being cut statewide

...expecting to cut about $3.5 million - or 2.38 percent - from an operating fund of approximately $147 million. The pupil-teacher ratio is being increased by 0.5 district-wide to help alleviate some of the financial burden, he added."If...
School board Q&A

...them wisely and efficiently. The first thing I would look at cutting in the district's budget would be the PTR or pupil teacher ration. I would increase it, not by a lot, but it does give us room to maneuver without cutting any of the existing...
Lack of funding hurting schools

...inadequate to non-existent. Pupil-teacher ratios are too high. Mandates...wages and benefits, manageable pupil-teacher ratios, working equipment and...wages, adequate material, lower pupil-teacher ratios and funded mandates...
Hilts: Education, economy should be borough priorities

...priorities be for any additional funding? I think that the public has been very clear and the Board agrees that the Pupil/Teacher ratio must be lowered. Equally important, in my view, is the need to carefully evaluate our teachers and hang on...
District faces loss of 75 teachers

...declining enrollment, and another 60 positions due to budget constraints, a move that would increase the district?s pupil:teacher ratio by four. Douglas prefaced her comments during Monday?s work session by telling board members the budget will...
School district works on budget

...budget increase has been added to account for a new staffing formula for grades four through six in order to reduce pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) in those grades by two students. With this increase, PTR in grades four through six is set at 1...
Peterson presents board with 5 options

...recommendation to the board, particularly to determine exactly how many classrooms are needed based on the projected pupil:teacher ratio and required space for things such as special education classrooms. The school board?s Feb. 19 meeting...
Homer charter school won't get more space

...similar to that experienced at the beginning of the current school year. WHES parents pointed to the difference in pupil teacher ratio, with the Fireweed program developed for fewer students per teacher than the district's ratio for neighborhood...
Teacher cut devastating

...two grade levels in a classroom. Even though Moose Pass School?s enrollment narrowly exceeds the district?s pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) for one teacher, we are still slated for only one teacher for the coming school year. This problem...
$9 million for district

...mode.? The district?s preliminary budget for the 2007-08 school year called for an increase of four in the pupil:teacher ratio (PTR). The budget included a reduction of 75 teachers, 15 due to declining enrollment and the other...


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