Possible Charles City School Staff Reductions Still to be Determined

Any decisions on possible staff reductions in the Charles City School District are at least one month away.

At their December 12th meeting, the School Board tabled any action on staff reductions needed with the school district losing over $600,000 in state funding based on an enrollment decline of 82 students.

While enrollment is down, Superintendent Dr. Anne Lundquist says it’s happened before, but it also hasn’t been the norm for the school district.

Lundquist says, before they started to form plans on possible staff reductions, they developed a criteria that included ways to limit the impacts on programs. Consultations also involved the district’s business manager, plus “boots on the ground” input from the principals and other leaders at the district’s schools.

While staff reductions are likely, Lundquist reaffirms that no programs are being eliminated. She also notes that while the School Board does not need to make a final decision on possible staff cuts at the January 23rd Board meeting, they do want to make decisions in a timely fashion to give anyone who may be let go have as much time as possible to look for new employment. 


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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