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    Tuesday January 17th 2017

     

    BLT Members Present: 

    Principal: Neil Gerrans                          Parapro: Megan Ratcliffe

    Primary: Jenny Melnick                         Cascades: Sam Olson

    Librarian: Linda Illman                          6th Grade Team: Jennifer Fanning

    SAEOP:  Carrie Wallace                         Sped:  Kerrie Bash

    Intermediate: Nicolette Jensen               Olympics:  Victoria Schurman

    Parent Rep:  Tess McShane                   John Burkhardt

     

     

    Budget discussion

    Elementary Class size increases

    K-3   26:1

    4/5   28:1

    Middle school – Remains the same

    2016 – Because of class size reduction we were allocated 13 teachers

    2017 – We are now allocated 12 teachers.

     

    Initial breakdown

    Principal: 1.0

    Librarian:  1.0

    Counselor 400:1

    Office staff:  Questions about whether we are treated as MS or K8, whether admin secretary will stay at 260 or become 220

    Asst Principal:  Under 27 staff, no AP.  Over 37, 2 AP’s.

    SPED:  Stays the same

    Down .5 Certificated core funds

     

    After Mid winter break, numbers will be more clear.  Tight turnaround

    to take numbers, include known staff changes, including displacements

    Options:  How do we build scenarios?

    Fundraise:

    Make cuts: 

    Rebalance: 

     

    We have been able to increase PE, Music, Drama Program and Art to full time offerings.  Larger middle school PE classes are options

     

    Question?  Is this the new normal or a one year budget crunch?  Could be both

    BLT Job:  Agree on proposed allocation and priorities

    Principal Job:  To take that information and use reserves with discretion

     

    Going forward?

    • Neil lays groundwork to what is on table and offers it to BLT

       

    • Options are then discussed(Hard costs, stipends, line items that could be collapsed to save staff)

       

    • Elementary WEP future?Some classes are expensive, some are not

       

    • Infrastructure seems strong

     

    Upcoming Tours

     

     

    Next meeting: January 31st, 2017 7:30

     

    Submitted by Megan Ratcliffe

    January 17th, 2017