School Budgets http://kplu.org en District cuts yellow school buses for some Seattle students http://kplu.org/post/district-cuts-yellow-school-buses-some-seattle-students <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983186.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983186.mp3</a></p><p>When kids in Seattle head back to school in a few weeks, you might notice a lot more of them getting there on foot.</p><p>Some Seattle students who took yellow buses last year won&rsquo;t have service this year. Others could have to wait at new stops, up to a half of a mile away from their homes.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:36:15 +0000 Charla Bear 2407 at http://kplu.org District cuts yellow school buses for some Seattle students Update: Seattle schools sending a message with furlough http://kplu.org/post/update-seattle-schools-sending-message-furlough <p>Seattle Public Schools will shut down for a day just before school starts this fall. It will also close early on a later date during the school year.</p><p>Lesley Rogers, chief communications officer for Seattle Public Schools, says asking most of its staff to be gone on the same day sends a message to the state.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:36:22 +0000 Charla Bear 2139 at http://kplu.org Update: Seattle schools sending a message with furlough Class sizes preserved, counselors cut in Seattle schools budget http://kplu.org/post/class-sizes-preserved-counselors-cut-seattle-schools-budget <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976529.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976529.mp3</a></p><p>Despite facing the steepest budget shortfall in the past 3 years, Seattle Public School officials say class sizes will not get any bigger next fall. The district&#39;s school board unanimously approved a plan last night to close a $45.5 million gap with considerable cuts to school supports and jobs, but teachers were largely spared.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:41:58 +0000 Charla Bear 2033 at http://kplu.org Hundreds of Washington teachers might not have jobs next year http://kplu.org/post/hundreds-washington-teachers-might-not-have-jobs-next-year <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969088.mp3</p><p>Hundreds of teachers throughout Western Washington are unsure if they&rsquo;ll return to their classrooms next year. Many districts have had to layoff instructors to balance their budgets as support at the state level dwindles. Even districts with the most resources are feeling the pinch.</p><p> Tue, 17 May 2011 14:30:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1610 at http://kplu.org Hundreds of Washington teachers might not have jobs next year