Officials have suggested cutting art, music and physical education programs in order to off-set a three million dollar budget deficit.
Bill Briscoe oversees the district’s administration and operations. He says even though the programs will be cut, the subjects will remain open to students in some way.
by Stephanie Crosby The latest round of TARC route and service cuts take place today. Four routes serving Indian Trail, Bashford Manor, River Road and Hurstbourne Parkway are eliminated and service reductions are now in place on twenty other routes. TARC Director Barry Barker says they saved some express routes in favor of a one-dollar… Continue reading TARC Cuts Take Effect
Service reductions on several Louisville bus routes will take effect on the 21st of this month. The Transit Authority of River City—or TARC—first proposed the reductions in December as a way to cut one million dollars from the budget. After a series of public meetings, the TARC board decided to eliminate five routes and reduce… Continue reading TARC Route Cuts Take Effect On February 21
The Louisville Fund for the Arts launched the public period of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. A string of arts groups and artists performed in a showcase at the Brown Theatre marking the launch of this last leg of the Fund’s current campaign. It’s raised more than $4 million so… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Launches Public Campaign
School districts throughout Indiana are now looking harder at making cuts after Governor Mitch Daniels stepped up the timetable for reducing the education budget by 3.5 percent. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana districts expected to have 18 months to cut their budgets. But the Governor now says districts will have to absorb a $300… Continue reading Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts
The Transit Authority of River City—or TARC—has begun holding public meetings on proposed service cuts.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday that many state agencies will face four percent budget cuts to make room for tax credit programs approved by the General Assembly.
The Jefferson County Board of Education continues to work on reducing the district’s budget to compensate for a more than 30-million dollar projected shortfall. The board rejected a few reductions Superintendent Sheldon Berman had previously asked for, including cuts to the district’s contract with the Louisville Orchestra and its family literacy program. More than half… Continue reading JCPS Board of Education Continues Budget Cut Talks
Administrators at the University of Louisville say they have a rough idea of how to meet the governor’s proposed spending cuts.
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson will use pay reductions and work furloughs to cut more than $2 million from the city budget.