The enrollment growth has at least generated $481,000 in state funding, but that money is already spoken for with the previously approved hiring of 7.25 teachers for this school year at a cost of $438,000. If the corporation sought to staff all classes and courses "in accordance with the metric ideal," Robison said the cost would be $1.78 million.
"In regard to the referendum, it provides us with a nice supplement to the funding the state provides," Shafer said. "Class size would shoot up to a very large degree without those referendum dollars."
He explained that referendum money will continue to fund 26 people hired with that money. However, it will not pay to hire any additional staff. Stanczykiewicz suggested it may be time to look at when the next referendum will be.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.