7 a.m. Wednesday: School District cost-cutting plan topic of special meeting

May 07, 2019

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will meet in a special meeting starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, to discuss the Reduced Educational Program and to receive a planning update.

All meetings are open to the public.

Superintendent Kris McDuffy will present an update on the strategic planning process. McDuffy said the district is projecting a shortfall of about $18 million for the 2019-2020 school year.

The district is recommending that the school board approve resolution 19-16, Adoption of 2019-20 Reduced Educational Program.

Up to 45 classroom instructors could receive layoff notices.

The meeting will be at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

It was last August that the Edmonds Education Association and the Edmonds School District reached a tentative deal on a new teachers’ salary contract. It was ratified unanimously during the union’s annual membership meeting ahead of the first day of school Wednesday

Starting pay for first-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no experience is $62,688. Top pay for teachers with a master’s degree and at least 14 years of experience and 90 additional credits will cap at $114,272.

The new salary schedule provides an average 18.3 percent increase for teachers, librarians, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech-language pathologists, occupation/physical therapists and other certificated staff.

 

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