Following are budget reallocations recommended to the Lawrence school board by the district's budget committee. These are included in the eighth draft that the committee has devised of budget cuts.
Athletics and Activities
Eliminate the budget allocation for 52 days-pool supervisor -- to be reimbursed from usage charges. -- $10,561
Reduce the budget allocation for 1/3 of pool supervisor contract -- to be reimbursed from usage charges. -- $11,000
Eliminate football coaches extra days for summer work. -- $13,444
Eliminate seventh-grade athletic coordinator and add .04 time to athletic coordinators' current assignment for the responsibilities of coordinating seventh-grade athletics. -- $1,804
Eliminate two head swim coaches and increase the remaining two head coach positions 2 percent. One boys head coach would coach at both LHS and Free State. One girls head coach would coach at both LHS and Free State. -- $7,200
Eliminate two additional assignments for after-school weight training. Two positions would remain: one at LHS and one at Free State. -- $4,504
Equalize allocations for club funds at both high schools allowing the same number of clubs at both high schools; eliminate Teachers of Tomorrow at both schools. -- $3,374.
Partial cut of a high school intramural position -- .03 position at each high school. This would eliminate one program, at the administration's choice. -- $1,352
Eliminate additional intramural positions (1.5 positions). -- $2,023
Eliminate Leader and Teachers of Tomorrow at junior highs. -- $5,410
Eliminate an assistant in both boys and girls tennis, leaving one head boys tennis coach and one head girls tennis coach. -- $4,504
Cuts: $65,176, representing 6.47 percent of a $1,007,095 budget.
At Risk Programs
Parents as Teachers reduction of services -- $25,000.
Cuts: $25,000, representing 2.87 percent of a $870,272 budget.
Buildings and Grounds, and Custodial Services
No rent on 201 Perry (room available now at LHS annex). -- $25,000
Reduce outside contracted services, including ServiceMaster, landscaping services, fire sprinkler inspections, boiler inspections, alarm system monitoring, chemical disposal, services for septic lagoons, some outside contracting of services for repairs and maintenance. -- $51,942
Team cleaning at the secondary schools. Reduce .5 position at each junior high school and one position at each high school. This would require trying team cleaning, and some areas may get cleaned every other day. -- $77,136
Cuts: $154,078, representing 4.27 percent of $3,611,229 budget.
Total cuts this year and next: 9.27 percent or $334,330
Printing and binding, business department. Allows only for bare essentials. -- $500
Printing and binding, warehousing and distribution. Allows only for bare essentials. -- $400
Supplies and materials, warehousing and distribution. Allows only for the bare essentials. -- $400
Equipment lease rental. Allows only for the bare essentials. -- $1,000
Supplies and materials, general administration. Instead of having a general budget line that includes all departments at the service center, each department will be charged directly for supplies and materials used. The only items charged to a general line will be paper, stationery, envelopes used by the Service Center as a whole. -- $5,000
Supplies and materials, printing department. This budget represents paper and toner used by the district for printing done at the central print shop. Printing jobs sent to the print shop will be billed back to the site or department that submitted the job. -- $19,448
Cuts: $26,748, representing 4.57 percent of a $584,964 budget.
Total cuts this year and next: 9.57 percent, or $59,109
Budget: $9,375,769. No cuts.
Fine Arts, Music and Elementary PE
Contracted Matching Grant -- This was a cut in the prior budget year but was added back to help fund the matching grant for the Wildcat mural at Free State, which is complete. -- $8,000
Matching Grant -- This cut would eliminate matching funds provided by the Kansas Arts Commission Grant programs, such as Seem-To-Be-Players performances and creative drama workshops and performances by KU dance department staff members for elementary and secondary schools. -- $7,000
Equipment -- move budget to Capital Outlay Fund. -- $3,000
Supplies and Materials, 50 percent reduction in funds for audio and video tapes, film, supplies and materials for special projects in the arts, for workshops and partnership activities. -- $500
Growth In Future Talent, an 80 percent reduction in programs to promote growth and development opportunities for disadvantaged students in art, music and theater. -- $2,000
Books and periodicals, an 80 percent reduction in funds for resource materials used by fine arts teachers. -- $2,000
Cuts: $22,500, representing .92 percent of a $2,441,077 budget.
Reduce budget allocation for reimbursed expenses from the Kaw Valley Inservice Council. -- $33,000
Eliminate building rent from the communications budget, which has not been used in several years. -- $100
Reduce telephone for INK services, which is no longer used. -- $1,500
Reduce books and periodicals budget in the communications department. -- $500
Reduce staff relations/negotiations budget, which was used to help with staff development in the area of negotiations. -- $500
Reorganize communications department, which would eliminate the coordinator's position but provide funds for additional duties to be picked up by other personnel. -- $20,000
Eliminate in-district travel budget for communications department. -- $150
Eliminate the out-of-district travel for communications department. -- $700
A 50 percent reduction in supplies and materials for communications department. -- $3,000
Cuts: $59,950, representing 3.94 percent of a $1,522,877 budget.
Total cuts this year and next: 8.94 percent cut or $131,648
High School Instruction
Reduce commencement budget for high schools. -- $457
Remove 30 of 85 additional days for vocational and distributive education staff. Teachers use this time to develop contacts for work-study programs, job placement of students and other related activities. -- $5,417
Equipment budget for vocational education-move to capital outlay fund. -- $50,000
Use paraprofessionals, instead of teachers, to staff study halls. -- $16,500 (net cut)
Cuts: $72,374, representing 1.38 percent of a $5,250,698 budget.
Eliminate staff development budget for classified staff. -- $50
Reduce the librarian at Centennial to half-time, because of a decrease in enrollment predicted for next year. It is necessary to increase the library media assistant's time to ensure the library is staffed at all times. Because of enrollment changes, increase media assistant hours at Pinckney and Wakarusa. -- $14,437 (net cut)
Eliminate the five summer reading programs at elementary schools. -- $1,000
Reduce library media supplies for central processing and library media. -- $1,400
Reduce the books and periodicals for the library media department. -- $600
Cuts: $17,487, representing 1.7 percent of a $1,029,714 budget.
Curriculum and Instructional Services
Reduce science clerk by 20 days. -- $1,470
Reduce science coordinator 20 days. -- $4,062
Eliminate the MECC software subscription at the elementary level. Buildings that use this software will have to buy it from their building budget. -- $4,000
Eliminate Exchange City/Minds to Market. Schools would have to drop this program or seek funding elsewhere. -- $4,000
Eliminate Instructional TV at the secondary level. This would eliminate the instructional TV video taping subscription. -- $8,250
Reduce stipends for scoring tests. Staff would be responsible for some scoring. -- $2,000
Reduce coordinator extra days and/or require coordinators to substitute a certain number of days during the school year (five to 10 days). -- $5,000
Cuts: $28,782, representing 2.78 percent of a $1,036,932 budget.
Total cuts this year and next: 7.78 percent or $74,718 in cuts
Junior High Instruction
Reduce the World of Work subsidy by 25 percent. This subsidy is used to help purchase supplies and materials used in hands-on instruction. Some classes affected are Home and Self Development, Technology, Materials and Processes, World of Manufacturing, Foods and Sewing. -- $4,400
Cuts: $4,400, representing .07 percent of a $5,869,971 budget.
Eliminate responsibility factor for a "lead" teacher at Grant School. -- $2,669
Cuts: $2,669, representing .07 percent of a $3,611,362 budget.
Special education fund will make $40,500 in budget reductions. As a result, the general fund will not have to increase or decrease the special education transfer that helps fund the special education fund. Cuts include:
Clerical time -- $13,500
Minor changes in transportation -- $10,000
Reduction in summer school -- $3,500
Contracted services, which was not being used -- $10,000
Medical supplies, which will be picked up from Medicaid reimbursement money -- $1,000
In-service, which will be picked up from Medicaid reimbursement money -- $2,500
Budget: $2,908,000. No cuts in general fund transfer.
Total cuts this year and next: 3 percent cut, or $64,500
Reduce high school secretary for nurses. LHS currently has a three-quarters time secretary. This would make a half-time secretary at each high school's clinic. -- $8,200
Reduce guidance supplies and materials. -- $4,236
Eliminate the contracted service budget for dental services to students who cannot afford services or if there is an emergency need. -- $3,000
Cuts: $15,436, representing 1.6 percent of a $962,651 budget
Reduce part-time data entry. -- $1,233
Slight reduction in classified overtime. -- $178
Reduce contracted services for data processing. -- $1,000
Eliminate budget for rental or lease of equipment, which hasn't been used. -- $500
Slight reduction in supplies and materials for data processing. -- $500
Slight reduction in software for data processing. -- $500
Data processing equipment -- move to the capital outlay fund. -- $2,000
Cuts: $5,911, representing 1.26 percent in a $468,578 total budget.
Total cuts this year and next: 6.26 percent, or $30,573
Total Budget: $1,447,400. No cuts.
Total cuts this year and next: 7 percent, or $77,000
Set thermostats 2 degrees higher during cooling season and 2 degrees lower during heating season, consolidate summer school/summer programs and change set points in schools not used. Continued monitoring and regulating thermostats. With utilities there are no guarantees and the weather doesn't always cooperate. -- $30,000
Reduction in the estimated budget need for water run-off assessment. -- $60,000
Cuts: $90,000, representing 5.03 percent of a $1,788,500 budget
GRAND TOTAL -- $590,511