Information About Tonight's PTA Meeting
Tue, Mar 14 10:38am

23-24 School Staffing Grant Information 


Tuesday, 3/14 at 6:30pm the NB PTA will be hosting an important general meeting (all members vote) to discuss and vote on a staffing grant to the school for the 23-24 academic year.
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North Beach Elementary is requesting $125,000 from the PTA for staffing next year.

This grant would allow North Beach to have:

  • Nurse, half day:  Next year the district has cut our nurse from 2 days to 1.5 days. This grant would restore our nurse to 2 days.
  • Helping to fully fund an Academic Interventionist: The Academic Intervention supports where needed and teaches select math classes to ensure that our students have high quality instruction in the smallest groups possible.
  • 2 additional days of an Academic Interventionist:  In addition to our current Academic Interventionist this position will supplement students that need academic support.
  • Counselor, half day: Next year the district has cut our counselor from 3 days to 2.5 days. This grant would restore our counselor to 3 days. 

Some information to consider when casting your vote:

  • PTA survey results indicated that staffing was the second most important item to fund for our community. (#1 direct teacher support, #2 staffing, #3 community building).
  • This funding helps cover the gaps that the district will not fund. 
  • This grant request has increased $11,000 or 9.6% from previous years.
  • This funding would raise the per student cost to $692 (from $662); families could be asked to increase their financial support by about $30 per child.
  • If approved, the budget committee will investigate other budget cuts that do not reflect the top three spending priorities for next year’s budget.