Looming Job Cuts Threaten Greensburg Schools

April 11, 2014
By
Greensburg School officials plan to cut $500,000 in expenditures for next year.

Greensburg School officials plan to cut $500,000 in expenditures for next year.

Lay-offs may be looming for faculty members at Greensburg Community Schools.

The school district plans to reportedly cut $500,000 in expenditures for next school year. School superintendent Tom Hunter says it is the result of state funding that continues to decline, state property tax caps and rising expenses.

“Health insurance has gone up dramatically the past few years, our liability insurance has gone up, price of utilities has gone up,” Hunter said. “The only thing I can do is reduce our greatest expense and that is personnel.”

Hunter noted that the corporation is not in a current financial crisis. By making the difficult decision now, it could avoid a major issue in a few years.

“It is just being financially prudent. Our revenues are not equaling our expenditures. So we have to cut our expenditures back. [If] we don’t address this, and five years from now we are in a cataclysmic situation,” Hunter explained.

District officials are considering different options including not replacing teachers, administrators and non-teaching staff that leave the corporation or retire.

“I do not like doing this. I had to be a part of this one other time and it is not a pleasant thing for anybody because you are impacting people’s lives,” the superintendent said. “It is the business part of school and occasionally it does have to take place.”

Job cuts have not yet been made. The next school board meeting is scheduled for May 13.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Apr
29
Fri
9:00 am Mom2Mom “Not Just a Mom” Discussion @ Building behind Amack's Well
Mom2Mom “Not Just a Mom” Discussion @ Building behind Amack's Well
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mom2Mom will be having a discussion, “Not Just a Mom,” featuring Darcy Wiley, on Friday, April 29 from 9 – 11 am at the building behind Amack’s Well in Batesville. Come out and see “how finding connection in our most important relationship can help us give our best to others.” For more information call Melissa Hanley at 812-363-5336.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
9:00 am Plant a Tree for Arbor Day
Plant a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
Franklin County SWCD will be holding the 5th Annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway & Food Drive on Friday, April 29, 2016 beginning at 9am. Over 700 seedlings will be available on a 1st come basis at their office. There will be a limit of 5 trees per person. A variety of tree species will be available, including: red pine, scarlet oak, white oak, shag-bark hickory, tulip tree, black bum, river birch, flowering dogwood, and red-bud. Please bring canned food items in exchange for the trees. Food will be donated to the Works of Mercy Center & SIEOC food pantry in Brookville.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
4:00 pm Solid Rock Swap & More @ Sold Rock Bible Fellowship
Solid Rock Swap & More @ Sold Rock Bible Fellowship
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Solid Rock Swap & More April 29 4p-8p April 30 8a-6p New & Used Items Inside & Out Vendors, Live Music, & Food Inside Fun Dog Show (Registration on Saturday 8:30-9:30, show starts at 10:00) Kids Fun Arta Parking – $1.00 per car or 1 non perishable food itemShare this:TweetEmailPrint

View Calendar