SPOKANE -- All 85 Spokane School District teachers on the lay-off list now get to keep their jobs. The board held a work session Wednesday night to discuss the $13 million budget gap. But board members warned the district is a long way from narrowing the budget gap.
Board members decided not to increase class size of elementary and middle schools. Nearly 240 teachers were laid off last month. Most of them were recalled last week. But now that class sizes will not increase, the remaining 85 teachers will get their jobs back.
Board members said they do have a revenue strategy plan in place to make up $7 million. Cuts to administrator salaries will help close the shortfall.
The superintendent will bring a final recommended budget to next week's meeting. The budget will then be available for public comment. Board members plan to adopt the budget August 10.