The number of teachers in the district is based on a budgeted class-size ratio (number of students per teacher). This means the number of teachers depends on how many students are enrolled, not how many physical classrooms there are. That being said, if there isn’t room for that budgeted teacher, schools have to get creative with managing space. For example, schools have converted storage into classrooms and portable units have been added. If schools are expanded, teachers and students that are currently in overcrowded conditions will move to newly constructed permanent classroom spaces. Funding for teacher salaries comes from the district’s general fund, which receives money from local, state and federal governments. Bond funds cannot be used to pay for school operating costs, like teacher salaries.