The Southern Door County School District can see the light at the end of the tunnel in reconciling its budget for the coming school year after voters put a halt to a referendum in April.
District superintendent Patti Vickman says the school board and the administration collaborated in number crunching but put things on hold until Governor Scott Walker signed the state budget for the official word on an increase in state aid.
In order to scale back on costs, Vickman says the district eliminated the athletic director position while folding those duties into another position, the high school dean of students position and cut a vocal music position by half. Instead of offering four sessions of 4K, the district will only provide three this year.
Vickman and the administration will present a draft of the budget to the school board July 22 reflecting the state budget’s numbers.