School Budgets http://kplu.org en Seattle school budget cuts to hit staff, support programs and kindergarten http://kplu.org/post/seattle-school-budget-cuts-hit-staff-support-programs-and-kindergarten <p>As schools across the state grapple with huge budget issues, administrators in Seattle say they need to <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/10-11agendas/020911agenda/budgetpresentation.pdf">cut elementary counselors, programs for struggling students and full-day kindergarten classes</a>. Those are some of their final recommendations after months of pouring over options.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Administrators did manage to shave more than $1.7 million from the budget gap, but they still face a nearly $35 million shortfall. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:01:40 +0000 Charla Bear 761 at http://kplu.org Seattle school budget cuts to hit staff, support programs and kindergarten Foss High supporters to hold rally to save school from closure http://kplu.org/post/foss-high-supporters-hold-rally-save-school-closure <p>Foss High School students, parents and community supporters will <a href="http://fossptsa.org/default.aspx">line the streets around the school today in an effort to save it from temporary closure.</a></p><p>The superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools has proposed <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/16/1504182/close-foss-in-fall.html">mothballing Foss and some small elementary schools</a> for at least three years to reduce the district’s budget deficit. He says closing the high school could save $2 Million next year.&nbsp; Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:12:28 +0000 Charla Bear 702 at http://kplu.org Foss High supporters to hold rally to save school from closure Seattle families have say in school bus reductions, start time changes http://kplu.org/post/seattle-families-have-say-school-bus-reductions-start-time-changes <p>Seattle Public Schools' latest plan to shore up its budget deficit could mean <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/news/1011/20110124_Transportation_Plan_community_meeting.pdf">some students won't have bus service next year and most will have to get up earlier</a>. Families can get more details and voice concerns on <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/transportation/index.dxml">these changes and more</a> at a series of meetings starting tonight:</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:44:30 +0000 Charla Bear 655 at http://kplu.org Seattle families have say in school bus reductions, start time changes