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Please explain the $92,925 reduction for student scheduling materials in the High School budget, on page 1 - 23? What will be the impact of this reduction?

Question#: 39

BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: 1-23

ANSWER:

The FY 2014 Operating Budget includes a reduction of $92,925 for student scheduling materials that is based on implementing process improvements and efficiencies.  In the past, the funds were used for scheduling software licenses.  A new training process that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer is implementing will train a greater number of scheduling staff in fewer sessions.  The majority of scheduling support to schools will be provided in a group setting, as opposed to one-on-one sessions that have been provided in past years. This will result in lower costs for vendor licenses.  The anticipated impact on schools is positive in that the schedulers will complete their master schedules in less time.

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