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Cut Teachers? Buses? ROTC?

by Christopher Peak | Feb 21, 2018 4:37 pm | Comments (30)

Christopher Peak PhotosThe Board of Education’s first conversation about where to cut $10 million showed just how painful it will be to balance next year’s budget without a city bailout, leading one board member to say he felt “disgusted” at some proposed cuts.

Meanwhile, a school official sought to prevent reporters from allowing students to weigh in on potential school closings.

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Parents Seek Role In School Budget Cuts

by Staff | Feb 16, 2018 12:51 pm | Comments (5)

Christopher Peak PhotoAs the Board of Education considers $10 million in cuts (about 5.1 percent of next year’s total budget), a new citizen watchdog group weighed in with some advice.

Pushing for more accountability from the school board, the group issued a statement Friday urging officials to spare classrooms from cuts, hire auditors, appoint community members to review the budget, and release information about hires and contracts. Read the full statement below, in English and Spanish:

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