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This spring, the District did not need to issue layoff notices to tenured classroom teachers. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, our District will restore two instructional days to the student calendar, plus 3 and 1/2 days of teacher preparation time. This means students will have a 180-day school year at a time when other districts are having to reduce their school year. However, we did need to raise our student-to-teacher ratio in grades K-3 to 25:1 starting next year. We anxiously await the outcome of the Governor’s proposed November ballot initiative to raise taxes on sales and wealthy earners. If voters do not approve the tax increases, our District will experience a nearly $10 million reduction in revenue that would necessitate devastating cuts to our programs and services.

For all the fiscal uncertainty, our enthusiasm is limitless for the new school year that begins July 25.

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