Collier schools to present budget, job cuts at regular meeting today

The Collier School district will present $16.5 million in budget reductions, including the elimination of 100 positions, to the Collier County School Board at Tuesday's regular board meeting.

Collier schools Superintendent Kamela Patton said none of the employees in the 33 instructional positions eliminated will lose their job. All of those employees will be offered a position within their area of certification.

This is Patton's second major cut since starting as Superintendent in June 2011. Last year, the district cut $15 million and reduced 65 positions.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center located at 5775 Osceola Trail.

Below is a breakdown of some of the recommended budget cuts:

Reduce school locational budgets by 5 percent — saves $175,000

Reduce central office locational budgets by 10 percent — saves $532,000

Additional central office locational budget reductions — saves $1,318,000

Reorganize technology department including the reduction of 3.5 positions — saves $258,600

Reduce central office positions (7 secretaries, 2 administrative, 3 specialists, 1 managerial, 4 central office teachers on special assignment, reduce working days for 4 positions) — saves $1,176,600

Reduce 9 maintenance positions — saves $378,000

Reduce around 70 school-based positions — saves around $3.2 million

For a full list of the recommended budget recommendations go to http://collierschools.com/board/meetings/public/May%208,%202012%20-%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting/B32A828F-631C-42C3-823F-D0E67BBE53A1Agenda.pdf

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enufisenufbs writes:

Is NDN going to ask how much will the new Assistant Superintendant will make?

http://www.collierschools.com/board/m...

skipperdz writes:

She had to make room for the busty pay check. So by cutting millions its okay to add a 100,000+

Beachglow writes:

She should do like Atlanta, cut the assistant school superintendents and assistant principal positions. That would save many, many more millions. There are too many upper level management positions that need to be cut more than lower level positions. I think Atlanta has figured it out quite well.

It's saving them an enormous amount of money.

mkc writes:

Its about Time! Private Business had and have been doing this for the past 6 years or they would be Bankrupt...

Get in the GAME... We cannot Afford to have budgets that do not work... Get ride of more Police and Fire Department JOBs, cut the salaries, Government Workers are way overpaid...
Go out and get a Real JOB... and see how much you will make and earn. about 40% less...

naplesborn writes:

in response to mkc:

Its about Time! Private Business had and have been doing this for the past 6 years or they would be Bankrupt...

Get in the GAME... We cannot Afford to have budgets that do not work... Get ride of more Police and Fire Department JOBs, cut the salaries, Government Workers are way overpaid...
Go out and get a Real JOB... and see how much you will make and earn. about 40% less...

How is being a teacher, cop, or fire fighter/EMS NOT a "real job"?

What in your mind is a real job?

Please don't list real-estate agent, "medical professional", or service industry positions if cop and firefighter don't count.

staghorn writes:

why all of these budget reductions and cutting of jobs in collier county and florida? after all, florida has been controlled by those 'fiscally conservative' pesky republicans for over 16 years. you mean those republicans cannot do anything 'right?'

typical, as usual, ......
never trust a republican©

anotherPOV writes:

Reduce school locational budgets by 5 percent — saves $175,000

Reduce central office locational budgets by 10 percent — saves $532,000

Am I reading this right? Central office locational budget is/was $5,320,000 while the school locational budgets is/was $3,500,000.
Perhaps a definition of central office locational budget and school locational budget should be provided. The way it sounds the central office has a larger budget than all the schools combined.

livingonmarco writes:

why is the superintendent cutting jobs of people who only have a few years to go for retirement. why did the superintendent give her secretary an assistant? if we need to save money just have her secretary work - why does the secretary need a secretary

cobra writes:

Is she cutting her salary? Of course not. She earns 300k plus benefits.Another crock in the School board.

stranger writes:

in response to mkc:

Its about Time! Private Business had and have been doing this for the past 6 years or they would be Bankrupt...

Get in the GAME... We cannot Afford to have budgets that do not work... Get ride of more Police and Fire Department JOBs, cut the salaries, Government Workers are way overpaid...
Go out and get a Real JOB... and see how much you will make and earn. about 40% less...

What's going on loser? You were not able to make it as a Police,Fire or Teacher.

just_makin_it writes:

in response to Beachglow:

She should do like Atlanta, cut the assistant school superintendents and assistant principal positions. That would save many, many more millions. There are too many upper level management positions that need to be cut more than lower level positions. I think Atlanta has figured it out quite well.

It's saving them an enormous amount of money.

(snicker, snicker, snort, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha)
I'd love to see one of you posters go and do one of these jobs for a day. You'd be changing your tune real quick! (ha ha ha ha ha ha, snort, snort)Oh thanks for giving me the laugh of the day! Rotflmao!

nightranger writes:

in response to staghorn:

why all of these budget reductions and cutting of jobs in collier county and florida? after all, florida has been controlled by those 'fiscally conservative' pesky republicans for over 16 years. you mean those republicans cannot do anything 'right?'

typical, as usual, ......
never trust a republican©

Because property taxes have declined in the past 4 years due to the real estate crash and short sales and foreclosures. Is your question a joke. Or are you really that clueless.

RainMan writes:

Har... and this doesn't even take the unfunded liablities into account.

Never trust a PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL... regardless of party.

Take some serious cuts now, or just keep helping America fail, the call is in your court.

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

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sweet!

Can't beat them join them, eh?

Joined May 7, 2012. I've been here a lot longer!

Maybe NDN will follow through.

CCPS-Buddy writes:

Well... I dont see how all this adds up to any serious cuts at the top. Seems like they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. I work for the district. I have been over the budget. 800 million for a budget... That's down from 1.2 billion a few years ago. That's a reduction of 400 million folks. (Anyone else realize that the entire state healthcare budget for Rhode Island was 1.2 billion a few years ago?)

But still, if you take the total budget of today:
$871,862,426
Divide it by the number of students enrolled:
43,414

This equals $20,082 per student. What private school wouldn't love to charge $20k per student!!!

But I just read in a 2006 report that a facilities impact number that was calculated per student, was allot higher back then at $52,148 per student.

Does this bother anyone else?

Here is the link to that report:
http://www.colliergov.net/modules/Sho...

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