The state office let local districts know that the state may be facing budget cuts in mid-year. The Davis School District said it has already been talking about how to make some cuts.
“If we didn’t see this coming in the condition the economy is in, we wouldn’t be paying attention,” said Davis School District Community Relations Director, Chris Williams.
The superintendency executive staff is made up of department heads from human resources, facilities, information systems, special education and others.
“We feel like it’s a good representative group,” said Williams.
Williams also emphasized that no district has received any indication about what the potential may be. Davis School District simply wanted to get this process going, which is something officials had already been talking about.
The new process involves every job in the district being reviewed by the staff to see if the job needs to be filled or is necessary to the district. The staff will also look at the overall timing for each position. “No new position or replacement position will be automatically placed without being reviewed,” said Williams.
“The first criteria for the positions in question is if it is directly tied to the classroom,” said Williams. “That is the last place we want to create any grief.”
Williams said the executive staff will work back from the classroom.
“It’s still too early to know what the cuts may be or if there will be any,” said Williams.