BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick facts:
- Broken Arrow is making huge cuts for the district.
- Educators passed the cuts Monday.
- They approved over $7 million in cuts.
Broken Arrow leaders met Monday to discuss budget cuts for the city's school district.
Education leaders met at 6 p.m. Monday for their regular board meeting.
During the meeting, they approved $7.3 million in proposed cuts for the school district.
Officials say they want to make the following cuts:
- Staff travel- $250,000
- Energy savings- $300,000
- Printing cuts- $110,000
- Reduce central office, including four positions- $1 million
- Eliminate school-funded field trips- $80,000
- Reduce textbooks- $250,000
- Reduce transportation costs, including the eliminating pick-up services for students within 1.5 miles of school, except special education and homeless students- $200,000
- Reduce site administration- $150,000
- Eliminate employee stipends- $2.5 million
- Increase class sizes by 1, eliminating 20 teacher positions through attrition
- Reduce co-curricular programs- $200,000
- Reduce 20 support staff positions through attrition- $500,000
- Reduce instructional programs- $850,000
Broken Arrow parents gave feedback on the cuts Tuesday.
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