Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

School district calls special meeting on possible layoffs

The Bainbridge Island School District will hold a special meeting on Thursday to discuss eliminating one or two custodians, a half-time groundskeeper, a half-time bus dispatcher and a half-time assistant superintendent.

High school security personnel and paraeducators may see hours reductions.

The district may reduce administrator pay may by 2 percent, delay new curriculum, eliminate teacher stipends for clubs, close the district print shop and cut three daily bus runs down to two.

Fee increases are proposed for sports, clubs and facility rentals.

Districts across the state are also pondering layoffs and other cuts in reaction to a $9 billion state budget deficit.

The BISD meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bainbridge High School.