Langley Middle School closure savings to be discussed

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00pm
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The impact of Langley Middle School’s closure on the South Whidbey School District’s budget will be among the topics discussed at the South Whidbey School Board’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.

A review of the savings that came from the board’s vote in January to close the middle school will be outlined and explained at the meeting. There will also be a summary of the consolidation efforts made by the district during its consolidation process. The document with the savings summary can be viewed online at https://www.sw.wednet.edu/cms/lib/WA01001164/Centricity/Domain/348/Consolidation%20%20Census.pdf.

The district has saved money in transportation by reducing the time spent driving to the middle school and back to the bus barn each day, eliminated a bus route and re-allocated sections of another route, reduced one custodial position and decreased the middle school’s administrators from 1.5 positions to only one.

The district has also reduced kitchen staffing by two hours per day and reduced the need for overtime, which came from not having enough time during the day to take lunch breaks. A new schedule will eliminate this problem.

Finally, fuel savings projections are lower due to lower fuel prices this spring.

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