Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fernbank Science Center update

Per AJC, Fernbank Science Center has been removed from the cut list:
On Tuesday, board members took the Fernbank closure off the table. In an unofficial poll, they also scrapped the idea of saving $330,000 by eliminating middle school sports and saving $5 million by outsourcing custodians. They added cuts to health and dental insurance subsidies for employees for a savings of nearly $7 million, agreed to eliminate 200 teachers' aides for another $7 million and supported cutting the school system's pre-kindergarten program expenditures of $2.7 million.
The discussion continues, fast and furious, at the Getting Schooled blog.

The Virginia Highlands Patch live-blogged the May 31 Board of Education meeting's public comment section.