GB Schools Making Budget Cuts
GREEN BAY-- The Green Bay School District is making some major cuts to its budget, and it’s the staff that's feeling the pinch. The district is freezing salaries of all employees and eliminating more than 30 full time positions, looking to close a $9 million dollar budget deficit for this school year.
The district's chief financial officer is still working on this year's budget. He's proposing cuts that will be passed on to the staff. It’s a move district leaders say puts students first by not eliminating any programs.
The budget is about $235 million. 82% of that pays for salaries and fringe benefits for employees.
Wagner is proposing a salary freeze, while increasing employee costs for health insurance eliminating 32 full time positions. No one is being fired, however. Wagner says employees will be moving to different positions within the district.
NBC26 reached out to the Green Bay Teacher's Association, but the union says it's not ready to comment.
The school board will vote on the changes next week. The board needs to approve the budget by the end of September.