elementary counselors http://www.kplu.org en Class sizes preserved, counselors cut in Seattle schools budget http://www.kplu.org/post/class-sizes-preserved-counselors-cut-seattle-schools-budget <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976529.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976529.mp3</a></p><p>Despite facing the steepest budget shortfall in the past 3 years, Seattle Public School officials say class sizes will not get any bigger next fall. The district&#39;s school board unanimously approved a plan last night to close a $45.5 million gap with considerable cuts to school supports and jobs, but teachers were largely spared.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:41:58 +0000 Charla Bear 2033 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle school budget cuts to hit staff, support programs and kindergarten http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-school-budget-cuts-hit-staff-support-programs-and-kindergarten <p>As schools across the state grapple with huge budget issues, administrators in Seattle say they need to <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/10-11agendas/020911agenda/budgetpresentation.pdf">cut elementary counselors, programs for struggling students and full-day kindergarten classes</a>. Those are some of their final recommendations after months of pouring over options.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Administrators did manage to shave more than $1.7 million from the budget gap, but they still face a nearly $35 million shortfall. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:01:40 +0000 Charla Bear 761 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle school budget cuts to hit staff, support programs and kindergarten