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LSSD formulates areas for budget reductions

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Published on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 by JOURNAL STAFF

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At school board meetings in the months of July and August school board members will be reviewing and approving the school budgets for the 2010-11 school year.

Targeting reduction areas most favored by community and staff members as reflected in spring surveys and meetings, budget reductions will be made in the following areas:  administration, transportation, staffing reductions from natural attrition, use of reserve funds, and realignment of some program budgets.  In addition to this $1.3 million in reductions and adjustments, reductions of over $4 million from the 2009-10 school year will remain in place.

It was a top priority for the school board to keep every-day half-day kindergarten in place, and to minimize staffing cuts.  The final budget will be approved in August.

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