The Upper Arlington Schools Efficiency Project has created a more focused, agile and sustainable school district. During this process we committed to seeking out efficiency measures to reduce our costs by a cumulative amount of $4.5 million by the end of 2016-17. By October 2016, we had surpassed that commitment, enacting about $4.7 million in efficiency measures. These efficiencies have not impacted students’ educational experience – the savings have been realized through the use of technology, creative thinking, partnerships and shared services.
We will continue to implement changes to eliminate overlap and streamline practices, increasing the focus on student and instructional needs.