At the Budget Commission Meeting Deputy Superintendent Waldon continued to insist that there were no new positions other than teachers and paraprofessionals added to the Curriculum & Instruction Division in FY14. The Staffing Report issued this past Monday tells a different story.
The Chart below presents the changes in all positions in C&I shown in the FY14 Budget (See note below). The detailed information by Department is shown at the end of this post as well.
The data is very straight-forward. There is an increase of 99 teachers, paraprofessionals and specialist in the FY14 Budget. What is also clear is that there are 32 additional new positions in C&I in the FY14 Budget.
What explains the 32 positions if, as Ms. Waldon says, “there are no new positions in C&I”? I am sure the answer will be very interesting! Stay tuned.
Note: It appears some teaching positions were reclassified as Specialist’s in FY14 so that I have included them as a separate line item in the Chart. Also, the FY13 Amended Staffing Report erroneously indicated that there were 161 teaching positions in the Early Intervention Program – in fact there were 244 (and funding was provided for all 244). I have adjusted he Staffing Report issued this past Monday to properly reflect the actual number of positions in EIP that were authorized.