Board of Ed approves revised restructuring plan

March 14, 2016

 

Bryan McRoberts conducts a meeting of the Lewis County Board of Education Monday evening. - Photo by Dennis Brown

Bryan McRoberts conducts a meeting of the Lewis County Board of Education Monday evening.
– Photo by Dennis Brown

The Lewis County Board of Education approved a revised restructuring plan presented by Superintendent Belinda Forman during the March session Monday evening.

Last month the board approved a portion of a restructuring plan proposed by Forman but agreed to table any action on a part of that plan until the March meeting.

Board Chair Bryan McRoberts had asked Forman in December to develop a proposal for dealing with a projected budget shortfall of about $500,000.

Two areas of the plan presented last month were tabled until this month:

• Abolish director of district services/assistant superintendent position for a savings of $25,373.

• Abolish all elementary assistant principal positions for a savings of $120,032.

About an hour into the meeting the agenda called for members to “discuss and/or take action related to the Proposed Superintendent’s Restructuring Plan.”

Forman said she wanted to comment on a portion of the plan the board adopted in February.

Board members approved three areas of Forman’s original plan at that time:

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