The Collier School district will present $16.5 million in budget reductions, including the elimination of 100 positions, to the Collier County School Board at Tuesday's regular board meeting.
Collier schools Superintendent Kamela Patton said none of the employees in the 33 instructional positions eliminated will lose their job. All of those employees will be offered a position within their area of certification.
This is Patton's second major cut since starting as Superintendent in June 2011. Last year, the district cut $15 million and reduced 65 positions.
The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center located at 5775 Osceola Trail.
Below is a breakdown of some of the recommended budget cuts:
Reduce school locational budgets by 5 percent — saves $175,000
Reduce central office locational budgets by 10 percent — saves $532,000
Additional central office locational budget reductions — saves $1,318,000
Reorganize technology department including the reduction of 3.5 positions — saves $258,600
Reduce central office positions (7 secretaries, 2 administrative, 3 specialists, 1 managerial, 4 central office teachers on special assignment, reduce working days for 4 positions) — saves $1,176,600
Reduce 9 maintenance positions — saves $378,000
Reduce around 70 school-based positions — saves around $3.2 million
For a full list of the recommended budget recommendations go to http://collierschools.com/board/meetings/public/May%208,%202012%20-%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting/B32A828F-631C-42C3-823F-D0E67BBE53A1Agenda.pdf