Money woes lead to proposal for Greenville schools

Published 11:46 pm Monday, March 9, 2009

Greenville Public Schools interim superintendent Joyce McNair is going to the public with proposals to address revenue losses and a shrinking student population.

While emphasizing everything is preliminary, McNair said the proposal could ultimately save the district $2 million without laying off employees or compromising academic quality.

McNair said she wants the faculty and staff and the public to see what is being proposed before its goes to the school board.

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“We want people to be a part of this process, not alienated from this process,” she said.

McNair said the school district could have an estimated deficit of more than $1 million at the end of the present school year if no changes are made.

Among McNair’s proposals are a realigning of schools, establishing a ninth-grade school, reducing staff by attrition and eliminating programs that are not required by the state or federal Departments of Education.