A slightly improved revenue picture has enabled the Danville Board of Education to restore half of the teaching positions it had tentatively cut in March.
Every March the administration of each school district in the state must allocate teaching positions at each school for the upcoming school year. Due to grim state revenue reports and uncertainty over the state budget, fueled by a battle over the fiscal 2004-06 spending plan in Frankfort, Danville officials decided at the time to at least temporarily trim one classroom teaching position at each of the five city schools and also cut each of the technology and curriculum resource teaching positions at the schools.
But at its meeting Monday night at Jennie Rogers Elementary School, the board decided it had just enough money to restore each of the teaching posts at Hogsett, Jennie Rogers and Toliver elementary schools and at Bate Middle School and Danville High School. However, the board did not restore the technology resource teacher posts at the five schools; members indicated they hope enough state money will come down the pike from Frankfort later to help pay for those positions.