Thursday, February 28, 2013
District says cut of two positions far cry from possible 20+
The Avon Lake School District will cut its Family & Consumer Science (home economics) program in a continuing effort to shave $1 million off the budget and ensure the district is operating in the black in 2014. Kim Bennett, who teaches high school Family Consumer Science (FCS) and Susan Carr, who teaches Learwood Middle School FCS, will both lose their jobs. The Avon Lake Board of Education made the decision at its Feb. 27 board meeting to “Rif” (reduction in force) the positions. Superintendent of Schools Bob Scott said after the last levy failed, the district was forced to make some tough decisions, including eliminating positions. The cuts are the latest in a string of program cuts, pay freezes and personnel maneuvering to trim the …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Superintendent, Treasurer will talk about how cuts, if approved, will affect district.
Avon Lake Superintendent of Schools Bob Scott and Treasurer Denise Holcomb will host a presentation on Tuesday, April 19, on how Gov. John Kasich’s budget cuts could affect the district. If approved, the school district could lose more than $4 million over the next two years. Scott and Holcomb will discuss how these cuts will affect Avon Lake City Schools. Residents are welcome to come to the presentation which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Avon Lake High School’s Performing Arts Center. Numbers released on March 27 indicate the district could lose $4.4 million of state funding in the next two years. For the 2010-11 fiscal year, the ALSD received $7.2 million in state funding. The cuts were more severe than expected, Scott said on March 28…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Director says no drastic changes would result from decrease, cites prudent spending.
sIf Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget goes into effect, several city branches will be affected negatively, including the Avon Lake Public Library (ALPL). The good news is that if the cuts are approved, it will not result in any drastic reductions at the library. “In the governor's proposed budget, the Public Library Fund takes another 5 percent cut,” Library Director Mary Crehore, said. “For ALPL, this is approximately $10,000, which would be effective the second half of the year (starting July 1).” Crehore said the library has been “very conservative” with the budget. “We should be able to maintain this year's status quo and not have to cut any further than we already have,” she said. The 2011 budget includes certified revenue of $2.17 …
Friday, March 18, 2011
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