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Enterprise Elementary School District faces budget changes

The governor and state legislator reached an agreement for next year's budget. Schools won't be facing huge cuts but will be faced with delayed payments.

Posted: Jun 24, 2020 6:27 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2020 9:39 AM

REDDING, Calif. - The governor and state legislator reached an agreement for next year's budget. Schools won't be facing huge cuts but will be faced with delayed payments.

The Enterprise Elementary School District tells Action News Now it's preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.

The Enterprise School District says it’s reduced some staff, positions like teacher’s aides, counselors, and some office staff. The district says it didn’t lay off any teachers but it also didn’t fill any open positions.

“Everybody is having to do a little bit more than they did before, classes maybe a little bit more full than we've had previously,” said Heather Armelino, assistant Superintendent of Enterprise Elementary School District.

“It's just a matter of what's the most important thing right now and we hope it's temporary."

Armelino adds they’re also fully expecting to see payment deferrals. While also trying to cope with how coronavirus impacts learning, the district also is thinking about cutting some extra-curricular activities.

Armelino says it’s still unsure how the new budget will impact its programs. But the district already made reductions in departments such as music, counseling, and some of its student mentorship programs.

One parent says any cut is too much.

“I think it’s really important that school districts [do] not experience any cuts to the extent humanly possible,” said Claudia Delarios Moran. “Already, we feel like we need more money to give children a well-rounded world-class education.”

The district also had to rethink getting new learning materials for its students. Enterprise Elementary School District planned on getting a new science curriculum for students but settled for a digital version.

Armelino says while buying the digital version is a huge cost saver, it doesn’t come with the extra materials to enhance learning.

“We know they're going to come back with some greater needs because they've been away for a while and we're prepared to meet that,” said Armelino.

Adam Millner, who lives in Shasta County, says he’s concerned with how these changes will impact learning once kids get back to the classroom.

“I have concerns because of the way the learning systems had to change now,” said Milner. “It's going to definitely change the course of how they learn.”

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