Big Bear Lake, CA — The Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District has a big decision before them this evening, as they vote on budget cut recommendations from the Budget Advisory Committee. There are three plan suggestions on the table, in an effort to cut an additional $980,000 in spending for this school year and next. Plan A outlines salary rollbacks of 10-16%; the Plan B budget recommendation includes elimination of the GATE program, a reduction to Big Bear High School athletic travel, the elimination of athletic travel for the middle school, the elimination of intervention programs, reductions to maintenance and site budgets, and the elimination of the strings program, in addition to other items; and Plan C incorporates Plan B, plus additional layoffs for BVUSD personnel. This evening’s meeting of the school board takes place in the new cafeteria at Big Bear Middle School, and open session is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.