City of Manassas Park

The following were among actions taken at the Feb. 6 meeting of the Manassas Park School Board. For more information, call 335-8850.

PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS -- The School Board deferred action on more than $283,000 in proposed budget cuts and possible layoffs of school employees, which may be required because of a major reduction in state aid for the 1992 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The School Board agreed to consider the proposals at a work session on the new school budget scheduled for last night.

The budget cuts, proposed by Acting Superintendent Bernard L. Hatcher, include eliminating several teaching and coaching positions, reducing school custodial and maintenance staffs, and eliminating the behind-the-wheel student Driver Education Program.

Hatcher's proposal recommends a step salary increase for all school system employees, which would average about 3 percent, but does not recommend a cost-of-living raise.

Changes in the reduction-in-force policy were proposed to the board because the current policy is vague and needs to be revised, school officials said.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH -- The School Board is conducting a search for a Superintendent of Schools to replace Dr. James W. Moyers Jr., who resigned last month because of ill health and died of cancer last week. Associate Superintendent Bernard L. Hatcher was appointed acting superintendent after Moyers' resignation.

The board has advertised the position and will accept applications through March 15. It hopes to fill the position by May 1.