A list of cutbacks has been released by the Napoleon Area School Board of Education, in the event voters do not pass a levy request on the ballot in November. Since most operating expenses for school districts revolve around personnel; that’s likely to take the biggest hit from a levy failure.
The Napoleon Board would have to release the equivalent of 5 full-time teachers, along with another 4.5 classroom aides. All participation fees would have to increase to $100 per sport at the high school level, and $75 at the middle school. The transportation and participation fees for the non-disabled pre-school program would increase to $75 per month.
Napoleon Area Schools have proposed cuts in library aides, along with assistant principal, and reduction of a half-time guidance position.
The Napoleon school board has proposed elimination of all board-sponsored field trips beginning in December, if the levy fails in November. In Transportation, the number of routes for pickup would be reduced, and more pick-up zones would have to be established. Clubs and athletics would also be charged for full use of vans for their activities.