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Budget Impact on BSD

posted Feb 14, 2011, 12:26 PM by School Related Johnson

Read the most recent update from Superintendent Greg Baker on the State budget and education funding.

Bellingham School District Budget Cuts:   How did it impact Wade King this year? 
  1. Every-other-day kindergarten, with a fee-based every-day option. 

  2. Aligned end and start times, 9:30-3:30:

    • 3-5th grade receives 30-minutes less instructional time per day. 

    • Primary grades receive 30-minutes more of instructional time per day. 

  3. 3-5th grade receives 90-minutes less per week of P.E. instruction with a certificated P.E. specialist. 

  4. Primary grades now receive 45-minutes per week of P.E. instruction with a certificated P.E. specialist. 

  5. Primary grades now receive 60-minutes music instruction per week with a certificated specialist. 

  6. Elimination of the strings program. 

  7. Librarian position reduced to .5 FTE:

    • K and Life Skills receive literacy support through library programming with a certificated teacher-librarian. 

    • 1-5th grades do not receive literacy support through library programming with a certificated teacher- librarian. 

  8. Added a Mandarin teacher at .5 FTE

Primary (K-2nd grades)

Intermediate (3-5th grades)

30-minutes more of instructional time per day.

30-minutes less instructional time per day.

45-minutes per week of P.E. instruction with a certificated P.E. specialist.

90-minutes less per week of P.E. instruction with a certificated P.E. specialist.

60-minutes music instruction per week with a certificated specialist.

Elimination of the strings program (5th grade)

Librarian position reduced to .5 FTE:

·       K and Life Skills do receive literacy support through library programming with a certificated teacher-librarian (storytime).

·       1-2nd grades do not receive literacy support through library programming with a certificated teacher- librarian (storytime).

Librarian position reduced to .5 FTE:

·       3-5th grades do not receive literacy support through library programming with a certificated teacher- librarian (storytime, Reading Around the World, Young Reader’s Choice, Sasquatch).

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