Proposed Budget Plans Cut 50-100 Monroe Teachers
MONROE, La. (AP) — Four proposed budget plans presented by Monroe City Schools Superintendent Kathleen Harris could result in 50 to 100 teachers being cut next year.
According to Harris, cuts necessary to bring the 2012-13 budget in line must come from classroom teachers in a district she said has been called "top heavy" with instructional personnel. Board members disagreed.
The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/KTeCsg ) the board's finance committee reviewed the budgets Tuesday, but Harris said the budgets will be presented to the full board for information and action in its June 26 meeting.
Board member Vickie Dayton told the committee the board needed to start cutting at the top, not in the classroom.
Harris said the bulk of the staff cuts would likely come from junior highs and high schools.