Earlier this year, principals at middle and high schools in the Douglas County School District were blindsided by sudden budget cuts which will directly impact students this fall. Despite outcry from the community resulting in a slight reinvestment, many schools are still facing the inability to maintain basic levels of educational support.
Multiple schools have announced staff cuts, class size increases and curriculum losses.
Shockingly, upper administrators were granted salary raises and retention bonuses one day prior to these budget cuts being handed down. Furthermore, DCSD administrative departments are budgeted for $18.5 million more than they spent two years ago, not including special education. With nearly all DCSD students attending a neighborhood secondary school at some point during their education, we need to do better by our kids in this school district by funding schools first and foremost, making them a priority over upper administration.