$9 million school spending plan goes to vote


JAY — A proposed $9 million school budget for 2010-11 goes to a vote Tuesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at the middle school cafeteria.

The proposal reflects a decrease in spending of $689, 648 from the current budget. Voters will be asked to consider 20 articles.

The budget proposed includes the equivalent of cutting 4.5 teaching positions, reducing education technician hours from 6 to 5.5 daily, elimination of technology help desk position and a custodian/bus driver position.

Most of the positions eliminated are covered by retirement of other staff.

The teaching cuts are elimination of a three-day-a-week art position, a half-time social studies position, a world language position, and a business position.

There is also a reduction in hours for several positions, including education technician hours from six per day to five-and-a-half; and technology repair position from eight hours to six hours.

Both the School and Budget committees have reviewed the proposal and gave mostly all positive recommendations. There a couple of mixed recommendations on two articles.

Jay School Committee recommends spending $1 million for special education while the Budget Committee recommends nothing be spent.

The Budget Committee is recommending $40,000 be spent on adult education and the school board recommends nothing be spent.

A validation vote will be held at the polls June 8 from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Community Building.

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