“There’s flexibility in these recommendations,” he said.
In addition, Brimstein noted, the district continues looking for ways to be more efficient and is open to any cost-saving suggestions people may have.
Later in the meeting, district resident Kelly Lafranca told the board that her son, who attends Seton Catholic, incurred a concussion and knee injury there, and though his ailments were not life threatening, the nurse’s presence was critical for him.
HARD TO ABSORB
Roach also spoke, pointing out that if the proposed reductions come to fruition, 50 members of the Peru Association of Teachers will have been cut over the last four years.
“We just can’t continue to do what we love to do at the same level, absorbing 50 positions over four years,” she said.
In an effort to realize savings, the Peru Central will offer an early retirement incentive to three of its collective-bargaining groups.
Eligible members of the Civil Service Employee Association, Peru Association of Teachers and Peru Administrators Council who choose to retire at the end of this school year would receive increased payback for their unused sick time.
The district, however, could withdraw the offer if not enough people choose to accept it.
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WEIGH IN ON THE BUDGET
The Peru Central School Board will hold its fifth budget workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the High School Community Room.
The public is welcome to offer input during the public comment periods.
The board does not anticipate adopting a final spending package at the session.