Layoffs, job eliminations show up in Pasco school district's bottom line
What a difference a fiscal year makes.
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the Pasco County school district's final full biweekly payroll included 10,616 employees with a total payout of $13,828,891.01.
Over the summer, the School Board cut hundreds of positions as part of its $54 million reduction in spending.
As a result, the first full biweekly payroll for 2011-12 included 9,783 employees with a total payout of $12,928,546.25.
For those keeping score, that's 833 fewer workers, earning $900,344.76 less per pay period. The savings are close to on target with district budget plans, provided that lawmakers don't cut any more funding midyear, as some are now expecting.
Question: Do you feel it in the schools?