May 25 — 5:11 pm, 2011

Where the cuts go deepest

Budget cuts would eliminate all funding for:

  • Class size reduction in grades 6, 8, 9

  • Common planning time in neighborhood high schools

  • Extended day

  • Reading Recovery in empowerment schools

  • Empowerment support teachers

Other programs facing deep reductions:

  • Special education liaisons – 77% cut

  • In-school suspension programs – 62%

  • Alternative education – 50%

  • Bilingual counselor assistants – 50%

  • Central office staff – 50%

  • Gifted and talented education – 50%

  • Parent ombudsmen / student advisors – 50%

  • School-based social service specialists – 50%

  • Summer programs – 50%

  • Maintenance staff / mechanics – 45%

  • Kindergarten – 43%

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