Monday, March 8, 2010

Just 4.5 FTEs?

According to Karen Langley's article in this morning's Concord Monitor, the consolidation of Kimball and Walker schools will yield 4.5 FTEs in savings:
"And the consolidation process will allow the district to save money when Kimball School closes next year, since the jobs of one secretary, 2½ custodians and a library assistant are cut."
Yup, that's right. So much for all that supposed savings when consolidating Kimball and Walker schools, huh? Just 4.5 FTEs? That's all? You must be joking. How much money is that? Spend tens of millions warehousing our children into a massive school that is inappropriately sized on a footprint that is too small to save money from 4.5 FTEs? From the sound of board members and administrators during the discussions about consolidation, you would think it would be a lot more. Wow, I can't believe it.

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