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What could be cut without tax levy?

News Perham,Minnesota 56573
Perham Focus
What could be cut without tax levy?
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

What will happen if the Perham school levy does not pass at the polls Nov. 3?

Printed here are a few of the scenarios, outlined by Superintendent Tamara Uselman.

•School will reduce to three-day kindergarten and fee-based beyond three days.

•Class size in high school of 40; middle school, mid to high 30's; elementary school 28 to 32.

•Reduce course offerings at high school.

•Reduce core class teachers; elementary and middle school technology; k-6 phy ed; world language options; business education; high school speech; industrial tech; agriculture ed; orchestra.

•Reduce administrative.

•Eliminate college courses, advanced placement courses.

•Cut bus rides and institute fees for riders closer than two miles.

•Cut extracurricular activities: JH baseball coach, JH boys basketball coach, One Act Play, Mock Trial, Class Advisors (prom, etc.), Knowledge Bowl, JH boys & girls golf, JH baseball, JH softball, JH girls tennis, boys tennis, Science Research, Renaissance, etc.

•Go to a four-day school week.

•Reductions in cleaning.

•Reduce/eliminate all assistants (para-professionals) except those mandated by federal legal requirements.

•Reduce food service to a single kitchen.

•Increase activity fees to cover entire cost of activity for each student.

•Require additional charges for transportation to activities.