FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown school board has eliminated 17 staff positions in the past three years, and made a number of cuts while still maintaining quality programs and staff. In response to questions from voters in the district, the board has released a list of additional cuts, including a reduction in force, which will have to be made if the levy fails.
Superintendent Jim Peterson talked about those potential cost containment measures and their impact on the district. He said the district is at a point now where there is no fluff.
“If we didn’t believe in the programs we currently have and the staff, we wouldn’t have them,” he said.
If the levy fails, seven additional full-time teaching positions will be eliminated, five at the elementary, one middle school special education position and one high school English position. One custodian, one cook and the assistant principal, who also oversees the athletic department will be gone.