School Budget Cuts

By District, as of October 2011

School District How much of a budget shortfall? Fewer classroom days? Change in Classroom hours? Teacher Layoffs? Admin layoffs? Classified Layoffs? Bus Services Elimination of programs? Elimination/Reduction afterschool activities? Increase in fees? Override election? Did it pass? Salary Reduction/Furlough? Size of avg. 4th Grade class Is this an increase from last year? What grade/subject is your largest class?
1 Ada 1.3M Students Come First. 2.9M additional reductions. 4.2M total. No change. No change. No. Yes. Approx. 10 None. Yes. Late start for nine elementary schools reduced a number of routes. No programs eliminated. No change. No. Yes. Levy vote schedule in March 2012. Yes. 8 furlough days by 2012-13. Approximately 4% reduction through furlough. 25.9 No change. 39, Acc. English 8
2 Meridian 11 mil. plus 18.5 (loss of local funding-levy) Yes. 7 days No change. Yes. 100, about 5% Yes. 18, 10% Yes. Approx. 200 Yes. Mid-day for kindergarten. Yes. Sports for middle & high school. Yes. Fee to participate. Yes. Extracurricular. Yes, for 18.5 mil. 43% for it, 57% against it. Did not pass. All employees reduced 14 days pay. 28 Yes. 1 student increase per year. 75, band
3 Kuna Cut of $1,478,072,72 Please note: we have been making reductions over the last three years. This is the first year, however, that we actually were forced to impact the classroom. Yes. 7.5 days Yes. 10% decrease Yes. 11 Yes. 2 Yes Yes. Consolidated bus routes, streamlined bus stops (fewer stops), reduced benefits to drivers Yes. Cut 6th grade band and orchestra, 7th grade football and implimented extra-curricular activity fees in secondary schools No $60 fee for activities at the high school $30 fee at middle school a complete list of high school fees at http://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/kuna_high_school_onl/index.php?l=product_list&c=68 We ran a supplemental levy in May of 2011 for $1.5 million. Levy failed Like last year, all employees took a 4% reduction in pay which resulted in the furlough days. The number of days a person works (190,210,260) determines the actual number of furlough days.      
11 Meadows Valley, Adams Co                              
13 Council District, Adams Co 150000 No change. No change. Yes. 1.5 No. Time was reduced. Yes. 1 Yes. Lost 1 of 4 routes. No programs eliminated. Yes. 2 instead of 3 doing afterschool. No. Lunch up by $.05 Yes. Last spring to bring shop back; did not pass. Salary reduction for administrators. 16 No change. 27, 1st grade
21 Marsh Valley District, Bannock Co 500000 No change. No change. Yes. 4 None. Yes. 5 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. We have had to cut busing to all extra curricular activities, therefore a huge increase to parents who have to drive their students to all activities! Or, to some activities we send a bus but charge $2 per mile to the organization traveling. Yes. Plant facilities conversion levy, 2 years, $500,000; passed Yes. 5% reduction for every employee in the district, second year in a row. 24 No change. 60, 9-12 social studies
25 Pocatello District, Bannock Co                              
33 Bear Lake Co District 140000 No change. No change. Yes. 2 None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. 2 years: $500,000. Passed. No. 30 Yes. 2 student increase. 4th grade
41 St Maries District, Benewah Co                              
44 Plummer/Worley Joint District, Benewah Co                              
52 Snake River District, Bingham Co                              
55 Blackfoot District, Bingham Co Approx. 2 million No change. No change. Yes. 9 Yes. 1 Yes. 14 No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. All middle school sports. Yes. Lunch because it was required by the Federal Govt. No. Yes. Maintenance Workers: 15 days. 27 Yes. 2 per class. 84, HS Marching Band; 40 students-8th grade Algebra
58 Aberdeen District,Bingham Co Approx. $146,000 No change. No change. Yes. 3; sharing teachers between middle and high school. Refilled two positions with classified people. Yes. 1; superintendent also part-time principal. Teacher is a part-time principal. Yes. 2 full time, 3 part time, 7 positions total. Hired back 3.5 No change. Yes. Lost drama, music, PE, and ESL teachers but filled positions with classified people. No. Lost after-school tutoring in the middle school. No coaches paid in middle school (all volunteers); half assistant coaches in high school are volunteers. Lost middle school counselor. No change. Yes. Supplemental levy for $550,000 passed. Never had an override that did not pass. Yes. All certified staff had 6 furlough days. 25 No change. 28, 5th grade
59 Firth District, Bingham Co                              
60 Shelly District, Bingham Co                              
61 Blaine Co                              
71 Garden Valley District, Boise Co                              
72 Basin District 400000 No change. No change. Yes. Lost 7 over the last 2 yrs. No. Only have 2 superintendents in district that fill multiple positions. Yes. Lost 6 this year and 21 over the past 3 yrs. Yes. Done 2 yrs ago. No. Fewer classes, but haven't cut any programs. No. Working hard to keep the programs and activities. Yes. Athletics-20%, preschool program ~200% No. Last year there were salary reductions and furlough days, but this year neither. 30 (only 1 class) Yes. All classes increased in size, anywhere from 5-12 students per class. 33, 8th grade
73 Horseshoe Bend District 80000 No. 4 day week; added a few days. Yes. 1 additional hour. None. None. yes. 1.5 FTE No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. 50% increase in athletic fees. No we did not, but we are planning an override this coming year. No. 19 No change. about 32 students, 7-11 grades
83 West Bonner County District N/A No change. No change. Yes. 4 Yes. 1.5 Yes. 6 Yes. We eliminated one driver and consolidated that route and another route for this school year. Yes. We've cut to 0.5 district nurse, and 1.5 counselors to serve the entire district with no counseling at the Jr High and only 0.4 elementary counselor to serve 700 students. No. Sports have remained the same but there were no other after school activities to cut...all of those types of activities are only funded when we can get a grant. In other words, we didn't have any afterschool activities to cut (other than sports). No change. Yes. $2,350,000 - May 17th. Approved. We have reduced salaries. Administrators reduced by 5% plus we've cut administrative positions with no change in required work so, at least at our high school, the net effect has been double the work for 95% of the pay. 22 No change. 29, 1st grade
84 Lake Pend Oreille School District, Bonner Co $1.2 million lost from state. $900,000 in federal funds. No change. No change. Yes. 6 None. Yes. 15 Yes. Eliminated midday kindergarten for 3 of 7 elementary schools. Yes. Reduced section of Spanish and German. No change. Yes. Facility use fees. Yes. March 8, 2011. Needed to increase amount of support. Passe at 62.8%. No. 23 Yes. 34, 10th and 11th grade social studies
91 Idaho Falls District, Bonneville Co No budget cuts this year (FY2012). 4.5 million for FY2011. Yes. 2 No change. Yes. 60 Yes. 3 Yes. 3 No. 8 years ago they made changes. No programs eliminated. Yes. FY2011 Junior High athletics eliminated, brought back in FY2012 with increased fees and reduced coaching salaries. Yes. Increased athletic fees. Yes. Supplemental levy for 6.8 million approved in March (13-14% of general funding); they have had that for 30 yrs and it has not increased. N/A around 28 No change. 30-32, middle/high school
92 Swan Valley Elementary We had adequate contingency to cover our reduced funding. No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. No. No. 8 No change. 12 students, grade level N/A
93 Bonneville District 2592000 Yes. 9 days No change. Yes. 45 teachers Yes. 3.5 Yes. 15 Yes. 2 routes eliminated through consolidation. One regular and one special needs route. Yes. District Swimming Program. Extra Elementary School PE & Music Program. No change. Yes. Pay to Play (HS Athletics) $30 to $100 per sport; Facility Rentals; HS Student Parking Fee $5 to $25; Drivers Education $150 to $250. Yes. March 8, 2011: $3 Million (up from $2.5 M). Passed: 75.6% Yes. Furlough days for Certified: 5 Days; for Classified: 6 Days. 26.5 No change. 38, 10th Grade Honors English
101 Boundary County District $1,028,391. This includes reduced funding due to a drop in the number of students attending school in our district. Yes. 2 days No change. Yes. 6.91. There were 3.5 positions eliminated due to loss of federal funds. None. Yes. 2 teacher aide positions were eliminated due to reduced state funding, however some hours for support staff were reduced. Also, federal funds were lost, so several aide positions were eliminated as a result. Yes. Consolidated 2 routes. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. An override election was held twice, once in March and once in May, 2011. The amount was $1,400,000 per year for two years as an increase of $535,000 over the previous override. The first election: yes-985 (46.92%), no-1,143 (53.71%). The second passed: yes-1,702 (56.12%), no-1331 (43.88%). Yes. 3 furlough days for certified and 2 for classified. 24 No change. 31, 6th grade Social Studies and Science classes
111 Butte County 10% of transportation from previous year. 1.77% of teacher salary. Yes. Down to 4 days a week. Yes. Longer days, from 8:15-4:15. None. Yes. 1, superintendent is principal of 2 schools. N/A No change. No programs eliminated. Goal was to protect all programs No change. No change. Yes. Supplementary for $160,000. Yes. 1.67% salary reductions for all employees. 20 No change. 26, kindergarten
121 Camas County 50000 No change. No change. Yes. 3 Yes N/A No change. Yes. Art Yes. No change. Yes. Sept 2010 supplemental levy passed ($50,000 short). There are 2 salary schedules. 4th/5th/6th grades based on academics, not age. 1 grade at each academic level, class size ranging from 12 to 15 on average. 1.5 teachers, including the superintendent. Academically-divided classes is a new system. N/A
131 Nampa District, Canyon Co We initially anticipated about $5.1 million in reductions in our 2011-12 budget: $3,782,500 (state general funds) and $1,324,800 (federal funds). In July we received about $2.9 million in one-time surplus state funds, which lowered our reduction in state funding to $882,500. No change. No change. Yes. 7 (certified FTE is down 35.73 total) Yes. 1 position; superintendent is principal of 2 schools. Yes. 36 No change. No change. No change. No change. No. 2011-12 marks the second year of a two-year $3.2 million levy ($1.6 million per year). This levy expires at the end of this year. Our Board of Trustees has not made a decision about whether to ask voters to renew this levy for 2012-13. No. We initially planned four furlough days, a savings of about $1.06 million. Those furlough days were elimintaed when state surplus funds became available. Overall salaries were not reduced and we funded salary improvements for education (college credits earned). Supplemental contract salaries for extra duties such as coaching were reduced by 1.87% N/A N/A N/A
132 Caldwell District, Canyon Co 1283500 No change. No change. Yes. 6 Yes. 2 Yes. 2 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. We are in the middle of a two-year supplemental levy worth $2.75 million per year. We could ask for another levy next May. No. We originally reduced salaries by 3% to make our budget, but we were able to replace that 3%reduction with unanticipated funds handed out by the state in July. Also with "unanticipated funds" we restored steps and lanes for teachers, which results in an increase in pay. 25 No change. Our high school choir class or some PE classes have unusually large numbers. We also have classes with just a few students based on need.
133 Wilder District, Canyon Co. 150000 No change. No change. Yes. 2 Yes. 0.5 None. Yes. Reduced 1 route. Yes. Band and choir. No. Federal funds paid for it. No change. Yes. $210,000. Failed the first time, but ran again and brought back support. No. 35 No change. 37, 3rd grade
134 Middleton District                              
135 Notus District During the fiscal year we experienced a decrease on nearly 4%. A majority of the decrease came in salary based apportionment. Yes. Moved to a 4 day week. Yes. We increased hours by running longer days. Yes. 2 FTE Yes. Combined duties of administrative staff. Yes. 2 FTE No. It was considered but deemed not feasible at this time. Yes. Reduction of all programs equitably but we are now relying on fundraising to maintain some programs. Yes. Reduction of athletic programs across the board. Yes. Pay to participate to help cover the expense of officials for athletic events. No. Yes. Initially we had a 5 day reduction (furlough) and the salary schedule was reduced as well by 2.5%. Classified employees saw a reduction in hours to coincide with the 4 day week. Some classified were brought below 20 hours per week. Certified and administrative staffs all saw a 5 day furlough and 2.5% decrease in pay. 27 No change. 43, 7th grade
136 Melba District Approx. $800,000 Yes. Four day week, partly with legislature and partly with new funding plan for next years set up by legislature. Yes. 1 hour longer/day. Yes. 3 laid off; didn't hire back 2 who retired. None. No. Cut back on hours and eliminated a custodian. Yes. Eliminated one route. N/A Yes. No summer school, but back on amount of coaches. Music eliminated last year. Yes. $50 pay-to-play. Yes. Supplemental levy for $408,000 for this year; last year $600,000 levy needed to maintain programs. Most of that happened last year; eliminated 5 days from everyone this year frozen at that level. 53 No change. 40, History
137 Parma District Tax revenue came in; original $30,000 No change. No change. Yes. 3 positions None. None. Yes. 1 bus route and absorbed. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. Lunch fees up 10%. Student body fees up as well. Yes. Renewal of one in place for $250,000. 64% approval. Yes. Reduced salaries of certified staff and administration. 24 No change. 34, 9th grade English
139 Vallivue District Approx. $2 million Yes. 2 days No change. Yes. 30 were laid off, but able to hire back 6. None. Yes. 30 No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. Reductions of about $36,000 primarily in sports; eliminated Freshman athletics except for volleyball. No change. Have had a levy for 30 years. Passed last March for $4 million. 2 furlough days 26 Yes. 2 student increase. 40, middle school science
148 Grace Joint District                              
149 North Gem District                              
150 Soda Springs Joint District                              
151 Cassia County Joint District Approx. $1 mil (very general terms) Yes. 5 No change. None. None. Yes. 5.5 certified No change. No. District sponsored a number of field trips. However the textbook and technology aspects of the district have suffered because of inability to fund any updates. No change. Yes. Increased flat rate. Yes. Continually ran supplemental levy for $68,000. Passed. Yes. Salary reduction for all employees. N/A N/A N/A
161 Clark County Joint District Approx. $150,000 No. Went to 4 day week. No change. None. None. No. Lost 1 principal. Yes. 1 secretary No. Brought back middle & high school athletics. No change. Yes. Increased Driver's Ed & lunch price. Yes. The levy election in March was the first in district history. Passed. No. 12 No change. 19, 1st grade
171 Orofino Joint District Received $600,000 less in state revenues No change. No change. Yes. 5.5 Yes. 1/2 Yes. 3 Yes. Eliminated 2 routes. No programs eliminated. Yes. Civics Club, JH Drama, JH Band, Elementary Music, JH Annual, Letterman's Club, JH Intramurals, JH Letterman's Club, and Industrial Arts Club. No change. Yes. A supplemental levy for $1,940,000 was presented to voters on May 17th. The levy was approved with a vote of 59% No. 20 No change. 26, 1st grade
181 Challis Joint District We came up around $300,000 short for the year, but that is the compounding effect of several years of reductions. No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Challis School District has had supplemental and plant facilities levies since about 2000. They have passed every time they are put before the voters. No. 16 Yes. 3 student increase. 38, 9th grade. There is not another classroom in the district with that many kids.
182 Mackay Joint District 211000 No change. No change. None. None. Yes. 1 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. Increased fee to get into sports events by $1 per ticket. Yes. $250,000. Passed. No. 17 No change. 21, Juniors
191 Prairie Elementary District                              
192 Glenns Ferry Joint District                              
193 Mountain Home District 1177454 No change. No change. Yes. 14 fewer teachers Yes. 1 Yes. 20 fewer Yes. Yes. No change. No change. Passed in 2010. We will have to go again to the voters in 2012 to renew. Yes. For all employees: Administrators 6.9%, Certificated 4%, Classified 4% 28.1 Yes. 3 student increase. 50, High School PE; 33, 2nd grade
201 Preston Joint District 0.02 Yes. Because of its continued cuts, the Preston School District continued into the second year of its 4 day week schedule. Professional Development Days (non-student days) were reduced by 2 days. No. Increase in class hours per day meant total class hours per year are the same. Yes. 3 Yes. 1 Yes. 3 No change. No programs eliminated. N/A yes. Considering pay to play for next year. The Preston School District ran a supplemental levy on spring election date for $250,000 for classroom technology and textbooks. The levy passed on a 57% affirmative vote. **After the state surplus money was awarded in the summer, the Preston School District received just over $592,000 in state surplus revenue money. The district promoted the levy in a perceived time of need. In light of the unexpected state money, the board rejected the levy in August with the plan to use the state surplus money to cover obligations the levy would have addressed. No. 27 Yes. 2 student increase. 45, H.S. PE; 36, H.S. World History; 35, M.S. Science
202 West Side Joint District 180000 No change. No change. Yes. 1 None. Yes. 3 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. We run our regular override election for $90,000 No. 25 No change. 28, 1st grade
215 Fremont County Joint District $500,000 offset- July funds Yes. 3 days Yes. Added 15 min/day. Yes. Did not hire 5. None. Yes. 1 No. Did last year. No programs eliminated. No change. No. Up last year. 2 year supplemental last year. Yes. Teachers took 1.87% reductions. estimated 20-25 about the same 29, elementary
School District How much of a budget shortfall? Fewer classroom days? Change in Classroom hours? Teacher Layoffs? Admin layoffs? Classified Layoffs? Bus Services Elimination of programs? Elimination/Reduction afterschool activities? Increase in fees? Override election? Did it pass? Salary Reduction/Furlough? Size of avg. 4th Grade class Is this an increase from last year? What grade/subject is your largest class?
221 Ind District of Emmett $533,000 from state cuts. $565,000 in lost federal AARA funds. State cuts $ 803,000. Additional reductions from past years due to reduction in enrollmnets for a total shortfall of around $1,900,000. No change. No change. Yes. 9.5 fewer teachers Yes. 1 less Yes. 6 less No change. We did some major restructuring to reduce our budgets. We closed an elementary school, moved our two larger elementary schools from K - 6 and 4 -6 to K - 5 schools, made our Junior High from 7- 9 to a 6- 8 Middle School. Moved 9th grade to High School to make a 4 year high school. We also changed insurance companies for Health and Dental and are self insruing for part of the deductable. With these changes and reductions in staff we saved $850,000. No change. yes, raised pay to play to $50 Yes, May election dates, $2,000,000 over 2 years. Passed We did not this year. Last year the reduction was 4% for classfied, 5.5% for teachers, and 6.5% for administrators. 30 Yes. 5 student increase. 34, 6th grade
231 Gooding Joint District Before surplus: $100,000 more. Increase due to increased enrollment. 1,170-->1,270. Yes. 1 No change. Yes. 0.2 FTE None. None. No change. No. 0.2 reduction in music because of enrollment. No change. No change. Yes. Renewal of supplemental levy this spring: $325,000/yr for 2 years. Passed second time. Yes. Teachers had 6 days, about 1 week for everyone (office staff 3 wks), custodians 1 week. 23 No change. 30, middle school science
232 Wendell District $424,574 (later we received $213,834 in additional revenue money). Yes. 4.5 No change. Yes. 2.5 None. Yes. 2 Yes. We adjusted routes to ensure fewer miles for buses and to make sure all buses were full. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. We actually began Pay to Participate for all sports the year before. It was continued this year to help offset cost of travel. No. Yes. 11 furlough days for teachers and 10 furlough days for paraprofessionals. 25 No change. 31, 5th grade
233 Hagerman Joint District                              
234 Bliss Joint District                              
242 Cottonwood Joint District about $276,000 No change. No change. Yes. 1 1/3 (part-time retired). Many teachers are going back to school so they can become qualified to teach more classes. Yes.1/3, down to 2. N/A No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. C-team sports Yes. Lunch prices and student body cards,but gate prices for activities remained the same. Yes. Supplemental levy for $395,000. 61% pass rate. Yes. Currently 1.67% salary reduction which is predicted to increase to 4.05% reduction for 2012-2013. 17 No change. N/A
243 Salmon River Joint District Approx. $60,000 No change. No change. Yes. 0.75 None. Yes. 3 No change. Yes. Counseling. Yes. Eliminated high school track and junior high track programs. No change. Yes. $545,000. Passed over 60%. Yes. All staff given 5 furlough days. Non-certified staff also reduction in hours by 10%. 14 No change. 14, 4th and 6th grade
244 Mountain View District N/A No change. No change. Yes. 4 None. Yes. 2 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No. $75 sports fee. Yes. In May for 2 million+ Yes. Reduced salaries. 23 (multi-age classrooms) No change. 33, HS Health
251 Jefferson County District 900000 Yes. 2 No change. Yes. 4 None. Yes. 6 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. No. Yes. But restored with the additional money in July. All employees - 7 days. 29 Yes. 3 student increase. 32, K-5; 36, 7-12; 36, History
252 Ririe Joint District Approx. $250,000 Yes. 4-5 Yes. 0.5 per day. None. Yes. 1 None. Yes. 1 bus route. Couldn't find bus drivers. No programs eliminated. Yes. Combined with other districts, cut down games, consolidated games (more than 1 game/day). Yes. $25 per sport (middle) + participation fee. $55 per sport (high school) + participation fee. Registration fees: $15-20 (pre-k - 4th). $10 more (middle and high school). No. Bonds in the past for remodeling passed. No. Just last year. 25 No change. 30, 3rd grade
253 West Jefferson District We are living off of our reserves and have reduced our staff by 4 teachers in order to balance our budget. No change. No change. Yes. 4 None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. No. No. 23.5 No change. 26, 6th & 9th grade
261 Jerome Joint District 600000 Yes. 8.5 No change. Yes. 8 fewer teachers Yes. 1 Yes. 7 fewer classified No change. Yes. Debate classes and competitive team, Middle School Golf, Middle School A.D., 1 Assistant Baseball, 1 Assistant Softball, 1 Assistant Tennis, 1 Assistant Boy’s Soccer, 1 Assistant Girl’s Soccer, 1 Assistant Football. Yes (see previous column). No change. Yes. $650,000. Passed 71%. Yes. 8.5 furlough days for all staff. 28 Yes. 2 student increase. 38, band and PE
262 Valley District August payment -$75,000 total = Approx $150,000 + No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. In 2010 for $300,000. Passed. N/A 19 No. 6 student decrease. 29, 3rd/4th PE
271 Coeur d'Alene District 2442031 No change. No change. Yes. 6 None. Yes. 4 Benefited and 18 Part Time. Yes. Consolidated 6 routes to 3 routes in 3 outlying areas. In order to accomplish the consolidation we eliminated bus stops affecting 75 students. These students are now required to catch the bus at the closest available stop. These stops are up to 8 miles from the previous stops. Any family that lives more than 1.5 from the new stop qualifies for in lieu of transportation funding. Net savings to the District is $93K per year. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. In March we proposed a $12.8 million levy. It included a $5 million increase over the previous year. It passed. The renewal passed with a 64.5% yes vote and the increase passed with a 55.2% yes vote. No. 29 No change. 40, H.S. Honors Math
272 Lakeland School District Down 3% from last year. $1.5 million No change. No change. Yes. 8 teachers, 1 librarian. Didn't fill through attrition. Yes. 1.5 and reduced hours. Yes. 2 library aides, 1 tech person. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. Will have election this year. Had one in 2009. 1.3. Yes. All support staff frozen. Teachers were frozen this year and added education steps. 23 Yes. 1-2 student increase. 33, elementary school
273 Post Falls District Overall budget shortfall was $600,000. The state cut $1.1 million, then gave it back because of its surplus. There are planned reductions for the coming years. No change. No change. Yes. 7 Yes. 1 Yes. -17 FTE No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. Coaches 10% salary cuts. No change. Yes. (2 yr) $2.615 million in March. $800,000 more than last year. Passed. Yes. 1 furlough day and reduced benefit costs for districts that affected teachers. 29 Yes. 50, middle/high school P.E., sometimes 2 teachers
274 Kootenai Joint District                              
281 Moscow District Reductions to general fund revenue are about 5% less than last year. No change. No change. Yes. 5 None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. 10% reduction across the board. Coordinating travel with other districts if possible. No. Already raised fees 2 years ago. Yes. Will take place November 8, 2011. No. 25 No change. 63, H.S. Band
282 Genesee Joint District $26,735 due to the reduction of 1.67% in salary based apportionment reduction. Another $9,000 in the reduction of the State Distribution Factor. So we lost approx. $35,735 due to new legislation this year alone. No change. No change. Yes. 1.8 None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. Increased Driver's Training fee: $60. No. No. 21 No change. 29, 6th grade
283 Kendrick Joint District Approx $300,000 Yes. 1 No change. Yes. 1 None. None. No. Already did that. Yes. 7-12 art No change. Yes. Activity fees (7-12). Yes. Do every year. $850,000 (2 yr). Passed. No. Done year before. 18 No change. 32, kindergarten
285 Potlatch District 390000 No change. Yes. 3 minutes per period None. None. None. Yes. 1 regarding students, not budget cuts. No programs eliminated. No. 1 less bus for one program. No change. Yes. On May 17th asked for $1.2 million. Passed at 53/4. Levies (but never so extreme) always pass. Yes. 4 furlough days across the board for all - certified and classified. No salary changes. 21 Yes. 6 student increase. 21 per class, 4th grade
287 Troy District                              
288 Whitepine Joint District No shortfall of funds, but did have to reduce our certified staffing by 1.5 due to decreasing enrollment and staff allowance from the state. No change. No change. Yes. 1.5 Yes. 0.5 None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. We ran a supplemental levy in May, 2011 for $706,637. The levy passed. No. 19 No change. 22, 6th grade
291 Salmon District                              
292 South Lemhi District $33,000 overall Yes. 4 day week Yes. ~50 min/day None. None. None. Yes. Cut 1 bus route. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. Activity fees increased-$5, lunch menu-$0.10-1.25. No. Don't think there would be much support. Yes/no. Reduced back to state salary count but they were able to make up difference from last year with other funds. 3rd, 4th, and 5th are together - 16 students. Almost a one-room school house. No change. 10-11, 8th grade
302 Nezperce Joint District Ran a successful supplemental levy for $400,000 and reduced the budget by approximately $100,000 to maintain an educational program for students similar to 2010-2011 school year with a $1,827,000 budget. Yes. 2 Yes. Added 15 min/day Yes. Cut on pre-school special needs teacher. None. None. Yes. Eliminated mid-day kindergarten and pre-school bus routes. No programs eliminated. No. We have an athletic cooperative with Highland School District #305 for football due to reduced costs and maintain student participation opportunities. Yes. Breakfast and lunch costs were increased. Yes. $400,000. Passed. Yes. All staff salaries were frozen at 2009-2010 salary levels. Health insurance benefits for dependents was changed from 100% district paid to 60% district paid. 9 No change. 17, senior class
304 Kamiah Joint District 123000 No change. No change. Yes. 4 Yes. 0.5 Yes. 1 FTE No change. Yes. Professional Technical Education Classes, Music, Electives. No change. No change. Yes, $150,000 on may 17, 2011. Did not pass. Yes. A reduction for HS English teacher, Music teacher, HS PE teacher, HS Counselor. 25 Yes. 6 student increase. 57, 8th grade
305 Highland Joint District 40000 No change. No change. Yes. 0.5 FTE. However, we added extra time for two other positions. We lost a 0.5 FTE Family Consumer Science teacher. But our kindergarten teacher went from 0.49 to 0.69 FTE and our counselor position went from 0.25 to 0.49 FTE. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. We had an override election last May. We requested $309,000. It passed by 58%. Yes. We froze salaries for a second year and we instituted 5 furlough days, to be paid back is money is available. 21 Yes. 11 student increase. 4th grade
312 Shoshone Joint District 7% less No. 4 day week - 11 more days hour-wise. Yes. 45 minutes/day Yes. 1 None. Yes. 6 No change. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. Lunch fees up 5%. Yes. 1 year ago $300,000 2 year levy passed. Good approval from voters. Yes. Salary freeze but no furloughs. 23 No change. 40, middle school PE
314 Dietrich District 60000 Yes. 9 days, 6.5-7 hour day Yes. 24 total None. Yes. Half-time principal and half-time counselor. None. No change. Yes. Field trips No change. Yes. Across the board for $5. Yes. Last summer supplemental levy for $2,010. Passed. Yes. Salaries reduced by 2%. 22 No change. 24, 3rd grade
316 Richfield District 200000 Yes. 4 days, restored without pay. No change. Yes. 2 No. Only have 2 Yes. 1 No change. N/A Yes. Sports were reduced (2-3 games JV & Varsity). Not sure, maybe $5-10. No. But supplemental levy increased by $100,000. Taken out of facilities levy. Every year they pass it. Yes. 4 furlough days. No raises. Cuts the year before. Admin/non-classified took the same cuts last year. 22-18 Yes. 2-3 student increase. 22, 3rd or 4th grade
321 Madison District Approx. $1 million No change. No. Made changes last year. None. None. Yes. 1 attrition No. Did it last year. No. Money from federal government helped. No. Grants helping. No. Raised last year. No. No. Reduced last year. Still have same 5 days for all staff. 25 about the same N/A
322 Sugar-Salem Joint District Approx. $310,000 Yes. 3 No change. Yes. 6 None. No. We are already at a bare minimum here. No. We had cut all busing for extra curricular travel such as athletics and Drama. Yes. We cut tennis and golf the year before and have said no field trips last year and this year unless paid from some form of grant. Not other than what has been mentioned. Yes. Increases fees by 100% previous year from $30 to $60 per extra curricular activity. We already had a supplemental levy of $450,000. Passed by 82%. Cut salaries on all employees by 4.3% last year. No cuts this year. 28 Yes. 3 student increase. N/A
331 Minidoka County Joint District 352000 No change. No change. Yes. 4 teachers None. Yes. 2 Yes. Consolidation of two routes. No programs eliminated. Yes. Eliminated before and after school programs. Yes. No. Yes. 4 furlough days for all employees. 22 No change. 30, 6th grade math
340 Lewiston Independent $2,035,195 (actual 2011 funding vs. budgeted 2012 funding) No change. No change. Yes. 5 Yes. 1 Yes. 3 No. Done last year. No programs eliminated. No change. Yes. $5 increase in driver training fees. Continued to charge fees of $25-$60 per sport for participation in extracurricular athletics. No. Our current override levy does not expire until June 30, 2014. 83% in support when voted on in May 2008. Yes. Contracts were reduced from 190 days to 186 days with two added back by using Jobs Funds. We eliminated 4 days ( 2 student contact and 2 professional development days) and are using the Jobs Funds money to buy back the 2 student contact days. This is the second year. 25.2 Yes. 2 student increase. 62, High School Band grades 10-12
341 Lapwai District N/A Yes. 1 No change. Yes. 1 None. Yes. 1 Yes. Consolidated 1 route. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. No. No. 19 No change. 24, 5th grade
342 Culdesac Joint District                              
351 Oneida County District N/A No change. No change. Yes. 2.5 None. None. No change. Yes. No field trips and reduced sports schedule. No change. Yes. Increased pay-to-play to $150 per sport. Yes. $350,000 for 2010 and 2011. Passed. Yes. We laid off most of our custodians. 70% of our custodian hours were cut and other employees (including teachers) picked up the slack. 28 No change. N/A
363 Marsing Joint District $511,000. Also had lower enrollment so lost money. No change. No change. Yes. 2 less, 1 retirement None. None. Yes. Consolidated 2 into 1. No. No. 21st Century Grant covers cost so able to expand programs. Yes. Transportation fee, high school $125. No. No. 26 Yes. 3-4 student increase. 33, 5th grade
364 Pleasant Valley Elem. Dist.                              
365 Bruneau-Grand View Joint District                              
370 Homedale Joint District                              
371 Payette Joint District 350000 No change. No change. Yes. But due to enrollment. None. Yes. But due to enrollment. No change. No. No. 21st Century grant. Yes. Activity transportation fee varies. No. No. 24 No change. 40, PE and Band
372 New Plymouth District 200000 No change. No change. Yes. 1.6 None. Yes. 1 No change. Yes. Middle school Spanish. No change. No. All cuts by attrition & consolidation. No. Already had one for 2 years. $350,000. Yes. 3 furlough days for all employees. 27 Yes. 2 student increase. 35, 7th grade
373 Fruitland School District 400000 Yes. 5 No change. Yes. 5 None. None. Yes. Done last year. Yes. Choir No change. Yes. Lunch, yearbooks, pay to play (sliding scale), Band ($100), PE, lab fee ($5), Broadcasting class fee ($15). Yes. Did not pass. Yes. 7 furlough for teachers/staff. 30 No change. 33 (not sure which class)
381 American Falls School District 300000 Yes. Ongoing No change. Yes. 2 Yes. 1 retired Yes. 11 Yes. Fewer children on the route. Yes. Vocational Yes. No change. Yes. 2 elections: #1 renewal, #2 additional - $360,000. Passed. Yes. Reduced salaries for all employees. Last year 9 reduced hours and this year 8. 27 No change. 30, HS Science
382 Rockland District 100000 Yes. 4 day week Yes. 1 hr/day None. None. Yes. 1 counselor No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. Limited athletic activities and field trips. Yes. Athletic fees $10/activity. Yes. $115,000 (increased 5,000 over prior) in May. Approved. No. 15 No change. 17, freshmen
383 Arbon Elementary District 10000 Yes. 5 No change. None. None. None. Yes. Consolidated 1 route. No. Do not have any after-school activities. No change. No change. Yes. In May for $30,000. Passed Yes. Salaries frozen for another year for all employees. 2 Yes. Previous year there were 0 students. 4, 1st grade
391 Kellogg Joint District                              
392 Mullan District N/A No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No. Minimal activities No change. Yes. Balanced need $190,000. Passed. No. Increase for 5 years for teachers. 14 in combo No change. 17, high school
393 Wallace District 180000 No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. 1.3 million No 18 No change. 28, 1st grade
394 Avery District 30000 No. But have a 4 day week No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. No. No. 1 student No. 2 students decrease. 3 students, 5th and 6th grade
401 Teton County District 600000 No change. No change. None. Yes. Consolidated some administrative positions at the district level. None. No. Two years ago the district had to cut the midday kindergarten route, that route was restored this year. No programs eliminated. Yes. Shortened sport schedules and the band is attending fewer workshops. No change. Yes. Supplemental levy (2007) renewed in 2009 and 2011. Yes. Salaries have been frozen. 25 No change. 28, 3rd grade
411 Twin Falls District 1393718 Yes. 3 No change. Yes. Lost 18 teachers Yes. 1 None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. Yes. $3,750,000.00 2011-2012 School Year and $3,750,000.00 2012-2013 School Year. The override passed with almost 56% voting yes. Yes. The district continued some furlough days from the prior year (3 days). 23.96 Yes. 0.16 increase. 37, Health Occupations
412 Buhl Joint District To keep things from cuts, we needed an additional $571,903. We ran a supplemental levy that did not pass. We had cut salaries and days for the SY10-11. Salaries matched reimbursement from the SDE, and reduced the calendar to 176 contract days. Yes. Again this year. In 2010-11 we reduced the student contact days to 170, and to 166 for 2011-12. No. In 2011-11 we increased the classroom hours to 6 hours from 5.65 per day. Yes. 3.5 No. Not this year. In 2010-11, we saw a train wreck coming and were able to consolidate a middle school principal with the special ed director. Our elementary principal is our federal programs director. We run the district of 1275 students with only 4 administrative positions. No. All support staff funded through federal programs. Yes. Western States Bus company did an analysis of our bus routes and by adding a little more ride time for some students we were able to reduce one bus route. Yes. Since our high/middle school choir teacher resigned, we did not refill that position. We also did not refill a middle school science and replaced a high school math with an IDLA classroom. Yes. We cut freshman boys and girls basketball, assistant wrestling at HS and MS, and assistant track coachers (the booster club is stepping up and paying for those stipends that equal $1260). Yes. A one time flat fee for all extra curricular activities fee of $50 at the hs and $40 at the middle school. Yes. We tried to pass a supplemental levy of $571,901 which failed by 76 votes. Yes. For the SY2010-11, we reduced salaries and gave 6 furlough days for all year-round employees. 23 No change. 34, 6th grade science. We have some P.E. classes that push 45 students in the MS.
413 Filer District $600,000-$700,000 Yes. 2 No change. Yes. 5 No. Administrators are now also teaching classes so reduction is equal to about one administrator. Yes. 3 No change. Yes. FCCLA (when first reduced budgets occurred) and reduced options for electives, however no electives were eliminated. Yes. We have not been able to provide afterschool activities. No change. Yes. We did schedule the first ever supplemental election, however we have since postponed to possibly in the spring. The decision is due to an additional $300,000 from the state and unsure whether that increase will continue next year. Yes. We reduced salaries through furlough days the following year and that continues through our next year with a 5.5% reduction or 14 days. This was across the board for every employee. 27 Yes. 5 student (per class) increase. 31, 6th grade (not counting specific electives at the high school such as 40 in PE classes)
414 Kimberly District 297000 Yes. 7 Yes. Added 20 minutes at the high school, 17 minutes at the middle school, and 10 minutes at the elementary. Yes. 4 Yes. Reduced the counselor at the elementary to 0.5 FTE and added a 0.5 FTE vice principal. None. Yes. Consolidation of kindergarten routes. Yes. The K-5 after school Academic and Enrichment program was eliminated. Yes. Increase of 5 cents in lunch fees. Yes. Yes. The voters passed a two year levy for $325,000 in 2010. We will ask for a renewal in the spring of 2012. Yes. 10 furlough days for maintenance and custodial workers. 7 fewer contract days for teachers, teaching assistants, food service and bus drivers. 27 Yes. 2 student increase. 32, Middle School Math
415 Hansen District 3.54% reduction Yes. 1 Yes. Increased by 1 hour. Yes. 2 - lost 4 two years ago. No. Lost 1 admin 2 years ago. Yes. 2 No change. Yes. Family & consumer science (all electives) with exception of FFA and some professional and technical classes. No change. No change. Yes. $190,000. May election-passsed (one year). Previous year $350,000 failed (the first one to his knowledge) Yes. But it was last year (not this year). 32 No change. 45, kindergarten (last year)
416 Three Creek Joint Elem. Dist.                              
417 Castleford Joint District About $30,000.00 Yes. 5 Yes. 30 min/day Yes. 1 None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. FCCLA No change. Yes. We have a 2 year supplemental in place as of May 2010. N/A 23 No change. 31, 1st grade
418 Murtaugh Joint District                              
421 McCall-Donnelly Joint District Approx. $200,000 No change. No change. None. Yes. 0.5 Yes. 2 Yes. 1 route N/A No change. Yes. Lunch fee increased 0.05 No. No. 24 Yes. 2-4 student increase 27, 12th grade AP Biology
422 Cascade District N/A No change. No change. None. None. None. No change. No programs eliminated. No change. No change. No. No. 23 (combined 4th-6th grades) No change. 28, HS English
431 Weiser District $1.1 million in 3 years, plus another $79,000 for Students Come First Tech initiative and P4P N/A N/A Yes. 3 Yes. 1 Yes. 4 N/A Yes. Gifted Talented Program N/A N/A Yes. Passed a 2 year $350,000 per year supplementary. First supplementary in about 15 years. Yes. Furloughed every employee of the district 3 non-student contact days and reduced salaries commensurate with the furlough days. Pus another 1.8% reduction in pay. 26 No change. 37, elementary Advanced Math
432 Cambridge Joint District 200000 Yes. 5 No change. Yes. 0.5 None. Yes. 1.5 No change. No programs eliminated. Yes. We reduced the district support for athletic and activity porgrams by 10%, the amount of reduction in the Per Unit funding. Yes. Pay-to-play from $20 per sport to $50, $40, $30 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd sport. $200 per family maximum. Yes. We are scheduled for vote on a $100,000 levy on Nov 8, 2011. Yes. All employees took a six day furlough reduction. 8 No change. 15 students, HS senior class
433 Midvale District 105000 Yes. 7 Yes. 50 hours Yes. 4 None. Yes. 3 No change. Yes. Eliminated direct instruction for secondary PE, Art/Crafts, Vocational wood working. Yes. Reduced cheerleading to ∏ time and eliminated Outdoor Science program. Yes. Implemented a Pay for Play for 7-12 athletics. $50/sport for 9-12 and $25/sport for 7-8. Increased meal prices for breakfast and lunch by $0.10. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
School District How much of a budget shortfall? Fewer classroom days? Change in Classroom hours? Teacher Layoffs? Admin layoffs? Classified Layoffs? Bus Services Elimination of programs? Elimination/Reduction afterschool activities? Increase in fees? Override election? Did it pass? Salary Reduction/Furlough? Size of avg. 4th Grade class Is this an increase from last year? What grade/subject is your largest class?