Still more from internal Little Rock School Board discussions with the administration about budget cutting. I know it puts many (most) to sleep. But I think it provides a fascinating window on the changing dynamics of a difficult issue for the state's largest school district. Plus, it's my blog. So there.
Anyway, today's development is a response by Superintendent Linda Watson to a long list of questions posed by Board member Jody Carreiro.
Here's a link to my original post which includes Carreiro's letter.
Key point: She's still in favor of preserving administrative jobs, though she contends you can "right-size" those administrative costs by reducing lengths of contracts rather than by eliminating jobs. Hmm.
She also defends conversion of Woodruff Elementary to pre-K; elimination of teacher incentive plans at two schools, and end of block scheduling in middle schools.
UPDATE: Here's Supt. Watson's final budget cut recommendation. It includes some accounting to reflect what she says is a more accurate assessment of the percentage the district spends on administration.