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Re-1 board considers final 2011-12 budget

John Stroud
Post Independent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 school board is set to give final approval to a $40.8 million 2011-12 budget when it meets Tuesday evening.

The public portion of the meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the Re-1 District Office in Glenwood Springs. There will be an open forum for comments at 5:45 p.m., then the budget adoption at approximately 6 p.m.

The budget reflects a $2.6 million reduction in expenditures compared to the past school year. The cuts will result in the elimination of 76 full- and part-time staff positions, including 13 teaching positions, 41 part-time coaches, 14 custodians and several other positions.

Other proposed cuts, as outlined in a budget reduction plan approved by the school board in April, include:

• A 1 percent across-the-board pay cut for all district and school-level administrators.

• Two furlough days for all other employees.

• A continued freeze on wage increases based on length of time with the district.

• A $222,000, or 22 percent, cut in classroom supply budgets.

• $107,273 in district office cuts.

The budget plan includes the use of $400,000 from the school district’s general fund reserves.

The school board is also exploring a mill levy override proposal to present to Re-1 voters this fall as a way to stave off even deeper cuts next year. An update on that proposal is on the agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Re-1 district includes schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.


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