Ladue Schools OK Staff Cuts To Come If Prop 1 Fails
The district announced plans to move forward with eliminating more than 20 positions. Administrative changes will come regardless of what happens in April.
Teachers in Ladue schools will learn this week if their jobs are being retained as the district goes ahead with plans to trim roughly $1.7 million from the budget, if a $.49 tax levy increase fails at the polls next month.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the district said 22 teaching positions would be impacted. An analysis released earlier this year outlined suggested cuts which could come in case the tax levy question failed.“These individuals deserve to know as far in advance as possible in order to make alternate plans for the next school year, if they choose to do so,” said Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Judy Sclair in the statement.
Under the proposal the following full-time positions would be eliminated:
- Two (2) elementary school spanish teachers
- Three (3) elementary school teachers
- Four (4) teachers at Ladue Horton Watkins High School
- Two (2) Ladue Middle School teachers
- Two (2) music positions between grades 4-12
- Four (4) elementary school Physical Education Teachers would be replaced by teaching assistants.
- Two (2) Physical Education Teachers (1 high school/1 middle school)
- One (1) High School Guidance Counselor
- One (1) position not yet identified
On the administrative level, the district has decided not to fill a vacant assistant superintendent's position for the coming school year and a the duties of a pair of other administrative positions will be re-evaluated and divided up as well.
The administrative changes will happen regardless of how Prop 1 is decided in April.