Nampa School District Trustees took another slice out of their $5.1 million deficit Tuesday night by agreeing to contract with an outside company for janitorial services, a savings of $305,000.
But cutting appears to be far from over.
The district is closing in on its financial hole from this year, but it still faces another $2.9 million in cuts to balance its budget for the next school year.
Officials are considering a number of steps including a reduction of 40 to 50 certified staff and reduction of stipends for staff who take on extracurricular activities such as athletics and debate.
The district is also considering cuts to administration and outsourcing nutritional services, including cafeteria workers.
The school district must eliminate red ink and live within its means, said superintendent Tom Michaelson.
The boards decision means the districts 83 custodial employees will no longer work for the district after June. But school officials say they will go to work at comparable pay for the company in negotiations with Nampa School District to take over its janitorial service.