The Beloit School Board will discuss closing two elementary schools at Tuesday’s special meeting.
District administrators have been touring schools in recent days to assess their condition in order to determine which ones to close, according to school officials.
The district could face a budget deficit of anywhere from $4 million to $5.7 million in 2011-12 depending on whether it approves pay increases of up to 3 percent.
According to the meeting agenda, the board may elect to discuss personnel impacted by the potential reconfiguration in closed session. The agenda cites Section 19.85 (1)(c) of the Wisconsin Statutes relative to considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee.
School Board President Michael Ramsdail said he expects the board to discuss potential building closures in open session.
“What I assume is that we’ll start discussing potential building changes, and then they’ll likely vote whether to go into closed session to discuss personnel and what could potentially happen to their positions,” he said.
The board cited the same statute to go into closed session at its last meeting to discuss potential budget cuts.
The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. business meeting at the Kolak Education Center, 1633 Keeler Ave.