The upcoming school budget, while many programs were restored, also has its share of cuts.
The board has adopted a $133,573,806 budget – a 2.07 percent increase, falling within the tax levy capital limit of 2.13 percent.
According to the Port Washington School website, under this budget, full-time guidance is restored at the elementary school level, and a .5 guidance counselor is added to the pre-K program. However, programs cut include three elementary school teachers, three PEP teachers, two high school teachers, six teacher assistants, and more. In addition, 62 units are also cut, affecting clubs and sports at and . Meanwhile, he librarian positions cut in the last year's budget was not restored.
Which leads to the question, if you could afford it, would you send your child to private school? Or do you think that there is still a lot to be gained by keeping your child in public school, and supplementing where needed either by finding low-cost or free extra-curricular programs or investing in tutors and other enrichment?