On June 14, during the lunch break from my employer-funded MATLAB training course I attended a Kiwanis meeting.
There I heard Dr. Gene Schmidt, LAPS superintendent and John Wolfe, LAPS business manager, describe the school’s budgeting process.
Next year’s program budget will be about $700,000 less than last year’s and the schools have had to make some serious cuts!
For example, over the last few years the amount available for professional development has shrunk by more than $150,000.
Our teachers have not had a pay raise for four years. In fact, because of increased deductions for retirement and benefits, their take home pay has actually shrunk.