School Board approves list of cuts for 2024-2025 school year

The Board of Education approved a modified list of cuts to APT and CSEA positions at a special meeting on March 4. Plans to make deeper cuts — $2.4 million vs. $1.4 million — were shelved after the Board decided at its Feb. 28 meeting to explore the possibility of pursuing an increase to the Measure H parcel tax in November 2024.

The revised list includes fewer teacher reductions, no counselor reductions, no custodian/groundskeeper reductions, and fewer cuts to elementary programs. If the parcel tax increase does not come to pass — either because the board decides not to move forward after surveying the community’s appetite for such a measure, or the measure fails to pass by the required 66% of voters, PUSD will have to return with another set of reductions to meet its offer to

In the coming months, a consultant-led survey will be used to take the community’s temperature about increasing the parcel tax. PUSD must decide by June whether or not to move forward.

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