Albemarle Schools Attempt to Resolve Budget Shortfall
#1 Apr 11, 2013
Cut some of the high salary personnel in the County Office Building would be a good start!
#2 Apr 12, 2013
Are you implying a school system doesn't a CIO or COO like a business? I think when the schools start showing a profit, then they need them. Moran is running the schools like a business and considers taxpayer education money her profit.
#3 Apr 12, 2013
"Budget cut" meaning they didn't get all the money they asked for (Liberal-speak 101).Thank God the Board of Supervisors, not the School Board, sets the tax rate.)
#4 Apr 12, 2013
Why not cut teacher pay? They are just part time anyway and do a lousy job at that!
#5 Apr 12, 2013
Schools cannot pull any more money from their reserve fund; they have already planned to spend $2.6 million of it.<<<<
Plans can be changed.
#6 Apr 12, 2013
Here's a thought -- Diesel is $4 a gallon (and going up). How much diesel does a school bus burn when the driver drives that bus from her home -- in Greene Co.-- runs a route in Albemarle -- comes back home to Greene mid-morning, then RETURNS to Albemarle for the afternoon run, and then goes back home to Greene, again.
Bus 155 with "Albemarle County Public Schools" emblazoned on the sides of it -- parked in a Greene Co. driveway. Might not be much -- but it's a start, and also clearly shows the waste.
#7 Apr 12, 2013
Gru - Every bus route and their overnight and parking location are analyzed. Bus 155 serves students in the Earlysville/Dyke areas of the county that attend Broadus Wood Elementary, Jouett Middle and Albemarle High Schools. The first bus stop in the morning is about 3 miles from the drivers home, and the last stop in the afternoon is about 7 miles from the driver's home. An alternative parking location (i.e. Broadua Wood Elementary School) would yield no mileage savings. The Transportation Department is spending more than $1 million per year less than it did than 4 years ago, and costs have decreased each of the last four years. Diesel consumption has decreased by 20% - quite an accomplishment.
#8 Apr 12, 2013
"Plans to hire six additional staff members may also be on hold, saving the schools another $410,000"
410,000 / 6 =$68,333 average
BINGO !! There's your problem !
#9 Apr 13, 2013
you do the math
vacation, sick leave, insurance, medical, dental, training
paying 1/2 social security tax
I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling.
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