continued Mathematics and business
Though the math budget showed a 0 percent increase from 2011-12 to 2012-13, the department did offer suggestions to cut costs. They included:
Eliminating the SAT Prep course
Reducing sections in the following courses (increase class size):
Algebra 2/Trig Honors
Alternate Computer electives (six total) every other year
The business department had the following suggestions to save money:
Eliminate the Career Center at the junior high
Eliminate the following courses due to low enrollment:
Personal Financial Literacy
Offer “Understanding Today’s Business World” and “Financial Analysis” every other year
The tech department reduced its budget by 1.3 percent by relying on state-aided materials and reducing salaries. In addition, the library media budget has held steady since last year.
The board will hold additional meetings to discuss the proposed budget at 7 p.m. March 12 and 26 and April 16. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for May 8.
The board will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. March 19 in the auditorium of the North Syracuse Junior High School, 5353 W. Taft Road.