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Monday, February 14, 2005

Support Service Banquet Cancelled

I regret having to announce this, but here goes....the support service banquet for 2005 will be cancelled. This suggestion was passed along by a classified employee as a possible cost saving measure after hearing about the budget cuts announced by the governor.

The savings will be around $3,300 dollars from the General Fund. We cancelled the teacher banquet quite a while ago to save money but due to the popularity of the support banquet we continued it.

In future blog postings I will be listing the additional cost-saving measures that are being undertaken. Our goal is to find $175,000 in reductions or cost shifts. The closer we get to $175,000 the less it will affect the students. If you too have ideas for cost savings that have not been explored, please e-mail them to me.

These are tough times and much of northern Indiana's schools will not fare well under current budget bills.

Please click on the link called "The Super's Blog" on the left side of the page and read the post titled "A Lot More of Less." This will give you one person's view of the state budget issues. Many of the issues mentioned in this post are also prevalent in schools like ours. Please visit The Super's Blog site every week and read the commentary and editorials on school issues. Read the one on ISTEP testing too.

Thanks for all you do.

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