1. Everyone who works for Unit 10 takes a 3% pay cut for the next year. Yes, this is awful, but so is having no job at all. No job is secure anymore, people everywhere are taking pay cuts or losing their job entirely. My dad is unemployed after working for 25 years for a fortune 20 company. I’m sure he would’ve much rather preferred a small pay cut than losing his job completely. If something isn’t done the whole school system will be shut down anyway and there will be no jobs. Everyone also always has the opportunity to look for work elsewhere, no one is being forced to be employed with Red Hill. If pay cuts aren’t an option, no one should be getting a raise at the very least.
2. Bring in a financial advisor, apparently someone needs to get involved who knows a thing or two about finances and whose career is based on how to manage money. Red Hill is on the “watch” list for financial reviews for 2013.http://www.isbe.net/sfms/p/designation.pdf Scroll on down to page 55 of this document to find Red Hill. This document is compiled in descending order of financial health. That is scary. “Watch” is the lowest possible ranking you can get. Lawrenceville is on the recognition list. What are they doing that Red Hill isn’t? Is it more than just receiving money from donors? Maybe we need to drink their Kool-Aid or consider *gasp* consolidation. If there isn’t enough money, there isn’t enough money, no matter how many cutbacks you make.
3. No more busing kids to extracurricular activities. They are called extracurricular activities for a reason. I don’t agree with getting rid of everything but I do think that if you want your child to be involved in an activity that requires transportation it should be your responsibility to get them there.