Cowden-Herrick School Board Eliminates Positions

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Published on March 26 2013 6:23 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Cowden-Herrick Board of Education Monday acted to eliminate or reduce several positions for next school year.

The votes Monday follow decisions earlier this month to let go several employees.

The Board voted to eliminate the two playground aides, one at Cowden and one at Herrick; voted to eliminate a high school Social Studies position since the teacher was not re-hired earlier this month; and eliminated the librarian positions at both Cowden and Herrick.

The Cowden-Herrick Board reduced their Agriculture teacher's time from 11-1/2 months a year to 9-1/2 months a year; dropped a Cowden head teacher stipend since there will only be two head teachers next year; eliminated the elementary guidance counselor position; eliminated funding for transporting athletes to and from events; and eliminated a transition program to help primary grade students moving from one grade level to another with the district's Special Education program instead overseeing the students' growth.

The moves approved Monday, taken with the decisions made earlier this month, are projected to save the Cowden-Herrick District $304,000.