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LSSD formulates areas for budget reductions

 

June 28, 2010



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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