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Bartow Schools' Budget Reduction Plan Draws Full House

Superintendent John Harper is expected to detail a $2.1 million cost-cutting plan, which includes eliminating some middle and high school programs.

leaders are holding a special called meeting to decide on a proposed 2013 budget reduction plan that includes layoffs, program cuts and a shortened school year. See for the details.

Guest March 13, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Before any academic teacher is cut, all sports teams need to be cut from the middle school level. This is not a popular choice, but a needed choice to save the academic classes. Middle school coaches do receive a stipend from the school district. The stripend is not a lot of money based on the number of hours a coach actually spends with their team, but money that could be saved by the school district. Public school districts need to focus on the most important part of education - ELA, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Health, and PE. Pre-K is a necessary program that is vital to the success of all students. The foundation that is laid in the ealier elementary years is so important to students. A good reading reading program and a lower ratio for teacher to student in the early elementary year is essential to learning vital skills needed thoughtout life. Every student in Bartow County receives an agenda. The cost of this agenda is $3 per student. In BCSS, we have three high schools, four middle schools, and twelve elementary schools. To cut the agendas would be an easy cut to make.
Guest March 13, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Students will have to pay to play. The rec department does a great job! I know looking at the spring major league baseball schedule they took in to account the CRCT.
CathyCray March 13, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I'm extremely concerned that students in the Misty Forest S/D have been targeted to go to Taylorsville Elementary. I do not like this at all! What about kids in the Covered Bridge S/D? Do they go to Taylorsville or Euharlee schools?

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