June 22, 2017
The following message from Superintendent Bishop was shared with ASD staff today.
Dear ASD team,
It is with a grateful heart that I am sharing positive news with you today. The Conference Committee for the State Legislature has just put forth its education budget which includes full Base Student Allocation (BSA) funding. While there may be reductions in other revenue sources such as Transportation and Bond Debt, the outcome for these funds were not as significant as the BSA that supports district operations. To this end, we are gearing up to recall all remaining non-tenured teachers who experienced the Reduction in Force (RIF) protocol. Human Resources is preparing for the process to engage early next week so that our employees will not experience a break in insurance coverage. The goal in this process is to have all non-tenured, laid off employees return to their former sites.
The next steps at the state level is for the full House and Senate to approve the budget. In addition, our Governor has to sign off on the bill as well before the layoffs are recalled. Nevertheless, the Board and Administration wanted to reach our full team to provide this update. I hope this email finds you well.