In this time of budget eviscerations, it’s well known a lot of education budgets have been significantly cut back–but I’m curious what those cuts look like close up across the United States (and elsewhere, if applicable).
Please share where you teach (state), what level (elementary/middle/high school/community college/university), and the actions taken by your district to resolve the budget cuts.
And, please remember I started this threadin IMHO, not the Pit or GD.
Alrighty, I’ll start.
I teach at a middle school in Southern California.
Last year, the PE program was significantly cut back in 6th grade (our middle school is grades 6-8). One PE teacher was let go, and rather than rehire, the 6th grade teachers now teach PE two days a week. None of us have any training in PE whatsoever.
This year, we are paying $200+ out of pocket per month for our medical insurance.
For next year, the district initially and informally proposed a 5% pay cut and 9 furlough days (amounting to another 5% cut). Their first written proposal, however, is a 10% pay cut and no furlough days. In addition, the rising costs of medical insurance will mean we will be paying another $400 a month out of pocket ($6000 a year).
After school tutoring and Saturday detention have been cancelled.
Fellow educators, how goes it with you?