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JPS Presents First 2014-15 Budget Draft, Expects Tax Cap Issues

March 12, 2014

The Jamestown Public Schools District doesn’t have an expenditure problem, it has a revenue problem....

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Mar-12-14 3:10 PM

Everyone always cries "cut, cut, cut..." There are consequences to cutting teachers and administrators in a school district. Larger class sizes, one administrator for 400+ children in an elementary school building, less people a.k.a department supervisors that implement state and federal curriculum, less educators to help our brightest children (because special education has state regulated mandates). Is that really what you want for the youth of this city? Taxes are high in this area. I won't argue that. There will come a day when there aren't any more cuts that can be made, but the state will continue to impose unfunded mandates and Tax Caps. Contact your State legislators and urge them to give back to the schools. I honestly believe the administrators and teachers earn every penny that they are paid to do their job of educating your children. We don't need to add anymore educated individuals to the unemployment line. Pick up a pen, a phone, or a keyboard and contact your

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Mar-12-14 10:05 AM

Every organization has to live within their budgets. Quit crying and start looking at the inflated administration salaries and teachers salaries. The insanity goes on and all everyone wants is more revenue instead of looking at your cost structure. You can't control how much money the state gives you but you can control where you eliminate costs.

IE a 5% to 10% reduction in teacher and administration salaries is where this should begin

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Mar-12-14 8:29 AM

...Cut the department supervisors and save close to a million.

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