Chino school board RIFs 13 teachers, eliminates 20.5 positions - for now
If Arizona's registered voters May 18 approve Prop. 100 - a temporary, three-year one-cent sales tax increase - the Chino Valley Unified School District will be facing a $1,774,884 deficit in its 2010-11 maintenance and operations budget.
To help make up that deficit the Governing Board in a special session Monday approved eliminating 20.5 teaching positions and sending Reduction-In-Force letters to 13 teachers.
Supt. Duane Noggle said the eight teachers who are retiring and the nine teachers who have tendered their resignations will make up for the additional positions the district is eliminating.
The board also approved 27 transfers of teachers within the district to meet the needs of the 2010-11 curriculum.
Noggle said if the voters reject Prop. 100, the district will need to cut an additional $430,469.81 from the budget, as the district will face a $2,352,857 deficit.
To meet that deficit, the district would have to delete an additional 12.5 teaching positions and send out an additional 12 RIF letters.
The board also approved this proposal by the district's leadership team.
To help meet the current budget deficit, the board also:
Approved the district's administration's reorganization plan that calls for the creation of a support service director. Under the plan, this person will take over the maintenance director's position that Noggle is currently handling in addition to his superintendent duties.
Noggle said this person also will be over the transportation director, food service director, network director and finance director.
He said the re-organizational plan also calls for the elimination of the director of technology and the business manager positions.
If Prop. 100 fails, Noggle said the board also will need to look at eliminating the athletic director, assistant principals and one counselor.
Approved decreasing benefits for the administration's staff. The district will continue paying for the employee's medical coverage. However, the district will cover only the premium for the spouse or family, but not both.
The board tabled this proposal in discussions for the 2009-10 budget.