Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman informed the school board about a study being conducted in the special-ed co-op. He said it appears that there will be some movement from what they have now to a decentralized system where each member school will employ their own teachers and instructional assistants.
The board also discussed the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s going to cost the employer money,” stated Klitzman. “I know some schools are cutting back on the hours of their instructional assistants, cooks and what have you, to get out from under some of the requirements. It’s unfortunate but that is the new law and those are the requirements. Especially on behalf of a school, we can’t create more money by selling more product. The State tells us how much money we’re going to get and that’s it.” (dr klitzman 06-17 #1)
The board will be working on a solution that will best fit the corporation as the deadline for a decision nears.