M-U Board of Education Meeting: Monday, April 19 at 6:30pm

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There is a Milton-Union Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, April 19th at 6:30pm. One of the topics to be discussed is the staff cuts that will affect many areas of the Milton-Union School District. All parents, teachers, staff and community members are welcome to attend the meeting, in Rooms 204-205 (the little gymnasium) of the Elementary School, to learn more information about these cuts.

Dr. Virginia Rammel, Superintendent of Milton-Union Schools, has posted a letter to the community explaining the budgeting concerns of the M-U School District and the staff cuts. You can view the letter by visiting the following website: http://www.milton-union.k12.oh.us and clicking on the “Community Letter April 2010 Financial Picture” link located at the top right of the website.

Staff cuts listed in the letter include the following:

Administrative: $83,000

  • Reduce high school Assistant Principal’s position to part-time
  • 0% salary increase for ‘10-‘11 school year

Athletic: $10,500

  • Eliminate A.D. secretary (two-hour position)
  • 0% salary increase

Teaching Positions: $238,000

  • Partial suspension of 2 positions
  • Eliminate one middle school math position
  • Eliminate one part-time middle school language arts position
  • Eliminate one part-time second gr. teacher
  • Reduction of one special education teacher

Non-Teaching Positions: $290,000

  • Eliminate one custodian
  • Eliminate seven paraprofessionals

Clerical: $18,000

  • Reduction of hours for central office secretaries
  • Reduction of days for high school secretary
  • Reduction of # of supplemental days

Multi-Handicap units: (currently working with OAPSE)

  • Multi-handicapped students currently served by M-U could be provided services through the Miami County Educational Service Center, saving the district $144,000

Residents who would like to learn more about and/or voice their opinion on the staff cuts and budgeting concerns of the District, should plan on attending the Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 19th.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Kathy, is this the result of a lag in funding, or a shrinking school aged population and 'right sizing' the schools? I know that some will want to say “we built new buildings and now we can't afford to run them” but this is rarely the case. After years of unbroken growth until the mid 90's class sizes have been shriking. Milton's population has been remarkably stable for 40 years. Has it also grown older?

    • Craig, The following is an excerpt from the community letter I listed in the article. For the complete letter, please click on the link provided in the article.
      “It is important to understand from the outset that current operating costs have nothing to do with our new building; we cannot mix bond money and the general fund money for general operating expenses. These current operational reductions are directly due to state funding cuts over the past several months.”

  2. Craig, The following is an excerpt from the community letter I listed in the article. For the complete letter, please click on the link provided in the article.
    “It is important to understand from the outset that current operating costs have nothing to do with our new building; we cannot mix bond money and the general fund money for general operating expenses. These current operational reductions are directly due to state funding cuts over the past several months.”

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