Nevada City School District slashes budget |

Nevada City School District slashes budget

To reduce its budget by $ 570,000 the next school

year, Nevada City Elementary School District is

offering retirement incentives, not hiring

replacements unless imperative, freezing avoidable

expenditure, and using money reserved for declining

enrollment, Superintendent Roger Steel said Thursday.

The school district is having to make the reductions

due to declining enrollment as well as budget cuts

proposed by the governor.

Recently, the school district offered a retirement

incentive for employees who are at least 55 years old

and have been with the district for 15 years or more.

Those who’ve worked for the district 15 to 20 years,

will receive $9,000 worth of medical benefits for five

years or until they turn 65, Steel said. Employees

who’ve been with the district for 20 or more years,

will get $11,000 worth of medical benefits for five

years or until they turn 65, he added.

Four teachers opted for the incentive, according to Steel.

Of the four teachers, only two will be replaced, Steel

said. That’ll help the district save about $180,000,

as the new hires will have a lower salary than the

retirees, Steel added.


To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or

call 477-4229.

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