"State Government Redesign Efforts 2009 and 2010"
A new report from the National Governors Association finds many states have been forced to eliminate school programs and consolidate school districts, and several are considering increasing class sizes and adjusting the length of the school year to save money in a rough economy.
As many as 39 states made broad program-area cuts to K-12 during the 2009 and 2010 fiscal years.
The lean era is likely to last at least a few years. State revenues aren’t expected to return to prerecession levels until at least 2013, says the report, released last week.
The seriousness of state budget woes have led officials in Florida and Texas to consider increasing class sizes. Maine officials consolidated school districts across the state two years ago. Other victims of budget shortfalls, identified by the NGA, are after-school and gifted and talented programs, and state tests in some subjects.
Vol. 30, Issue 09, Page 4
Get more stories and free e-newsletters!
- Park City School District, Park City, UT
- Online Career Fair - Clark County School District
- Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
- Director of John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School
- Aurora University, Aurora, IL
- Director of Schools (Superintendent)
- Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
- Director of Professional Services
- Engaging Schools, Inc., Cambridge, MA