Culver School Board to Consider Proceeding with Teacher Cuts

Culver Community School CorporationTeacher cuts will be considered during tonight’s Culver School Board meeting. Last month, the board formally declared the need to cut up to four certificated teaching positions. The resolution cited a $250,000 reduction in General Fund support from the state for this year and the need for the corporation to cut $440,000 from its budget.

Tonight, board members will decide whether to take the next step, by considering the non-continuance of certain teaching contracts.

The school board will also consider a measure that would move the middle and high schools closer to consolidation. No longer would the schools be known as “Culver Community Middle School” and “Culver Community High School.” Instead. they would simply be called “Culver Community Middle School/High School.” The corporation has been working on ways to gradually combine the schools, in an effort to save costs and improve class scheduling.

In other business, board members are expected to vote on some newly-required policies, including one on criminal gang activity. A letter of support for the Town of Culver’s Stellar Communities application will also be considered.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Culver School Administration Building.