three seats will now appear on the ballot with other local, county and
Bonnie Castrey, who has held a seat on the board since November of
1985, is up for reelection.
Board members Sallie Dashiell and Matthew Harper, both elected in
November 1998, must run if they wish to retain their seats.
By using the same ballot as the county, the district would save money.
The board heard a string of public comments about its plan to trim
$3.87 million from the 2002-03 budget.
WHAT IT MEANS:
The board moved a step closer toward eliminating more than 30 jobs and
several district programs.
Members of the public and several individuals set to lose their
positions spoke out at the meeting urging the board not to adopt Supt.
Susan Roper's recommendations.
Roper has said the cuts are necessary, since less state funding will
be available to school districts.
Under the current proposal, the district would eliminate five
full-time custodial jobs, two vice principals and a librarian. The summer
school program at two of the eight high schools and a program for
disabled students would also be eliminated.
WHAT THEY SAID
"When you start eliminating positions, people are going to show up to
tell you why they are valuable," Board Member Michael Simons said.
When: May 28, 7:30 p.m.,
Where: 10251 Yorktown Ave.