School board approves reduction in days for assistant principals, staff

Assistant Principals and some central office staff of the Christian County School System had the number of days they will work during the year reduced at Thursday’s school board meeting.

The reduction comes at the result of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts and threat of rising pensions, and Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says the 10 days cut from the assistant principals in the district would happen during the summer.

Before, assistant principals were scheduled to work through the summer. Gimmell says she recommended the change after reviewing costs and what the working hours were in surrounding counties.

She says the cuts are not a reflection on the work staff, as she and the board are very pleased with their efforts and this action allows them to keep people employed while saving money.

Central office positions include the director of elementary education, which will be changed to the director of instruction and see 18 days cut from the schedule. The director of alternative education will have a reduction of 185 from 238 and the afterschool child care director will be reduced by 10 days. Library media specialists will also have 10 days removed from the schedule.

In total, the reductions will save the district approximately $220,000.