One of the items the General Assembly is tackling in this session is the funding formula for schools. With the preliminary school funding formula out, schools are figuring that they are going to take quite a hit when it comes to next year’s budget and Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent, Dr. Robert Klitzman, says that it will affect them as well.
“With the uncertainty and not knowing how it’s going to shake out, I did talk with our Teacher’s Association President, Kyle Johnson, and asked him if we could do a memorandum of understanding whereby I don’t have to follow the strict guidelines in the contract in letting teachers know that they’re going to be without a job due to budgetary constraints,” said Dr. Robert Klitzman. “He did agree. With that, we moved back the date that I would have to inform teachers from April to June. Certainly all the business would be done in Indianapolis by then. I hope that people would take the time to email, call, or write our Representatives and tell them to really think about public schools and not keep dividing the money that is available, which is not enough to begin with, and to let public money flow with public schools.”