I am one member of a five person board. The opinions I express on this forum are mine only, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Escambia County Staff, Administrators, Employees, or anyone else associated with Escambia County Florida. I am interested in establishing this blog as a means of additional transparency to the public, outreach to the community, and information dissemination to all who choose to look. Feedback is welcome, but because public participation is equally encouraged, appropriate language and decorum is mandatory.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cuts and Cost Savings Ideas From Around The State

The Manatee County School District has the below link on their district homepage. This links to a compilation of media reports on the statewide financial crisis that is hitting all of Florida's public schools. Some of the ideas listed in these linked news articles below sound familiar and look similar to what is being proposed here in Escambia County. Interesting. Check it out at:

Wage Concessions, School Closings, Step Increase Suspensions, Administration and Professional Staff Cuts, Transportation cuts, etc. etc.

To those who think my cost savings proposals are unfair or radical --please go through these news reports from around the state and you will quickly realize that perhaps I'm being overly conservative with my proposals.

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