During the fourth Community Roundtable in January, participants discussed topics related to employee compensation. Some of the participants’ most common recommendations were:
- Our schools are already operating at a bare minimum and any further cuts will directly affect our students’ education and competitive edge upon graduation.
- B-P teachers work hard and do valuable work with the students, but the community can’t take another large tax increase.
- Parents are worried about cuts in art, music, the Intermediate School science program, and high school electives, especially elective classes that carry the potential to earn college credit.
- The district should offer better retirement/early retirement incentives.
- The district can’t cut so many teachers that test scores and graduation rates drop.