Erie School District closer to balanced budget

There are 4 comments on the Erie Times News story from Jun 19, 2012, titled Erie School District closer to balanced budget. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

The Erie School Board took another crack at balancing the budget for the 2012-13 school year.

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TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#1 Jun 19, 2012
Your teachers are overpaid

2011-12 PRELIMINARY BUDGET

EXPENDITURE BREAKDOWN

Salaries $ 71,092,544*** 48.17%

Employee Benefits $ 30,205,329 *** 20.47%

Contracted Services $ 9,730,013 *** 6.59%

Debt Service $ 9,915,568*** 6.72%

Utilities $ 3,743,712*** 2.54%

At-Risk / Charter School $ 17,221,623*** 11.67%

Other Soft Costs $ 5,675,119*** 3.85%

Totals $ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** 100.0%

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$ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** to educate 12,400 kids
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Close three more schools.......

it's not about "the children" it's about my step raises,my pension amount,my benefits and my union.
Joe Doakey

Erie, PA

#3 Jun 19, 2012
The only way to cut costs is to cut payroll. Either permanently lay off more teachers or have them agree to a 25% cut in pay and benefits. Anything else is catering to the NEA and that's the group that created this mess.
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#4 Jun 19, 2012
The Erie School Board took another crack at balancing the budget for the 2012-13 school year.

take another crack at it,

$ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** to educate 12,400 kids

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