Staff costs are also the district’s greatest expense – from salaries to healthcare and pension costs. This is why, when the district faces a budget gap, savings must be found with layoffs, hiring freezes, or other steps that affect staff compensation.
To minimize the impact on students and schools, layoffs in the past few years have occurred mostly at the district office. But as a result of these significant cuts, there is little room to make additional reductions in staff at the district office. To close the budget gap for 2017-18, schools will see a decrease in staff.