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Spokane Public Schools unveil draft budget

Schools unveil draft budget: Job, program cuts among considerations

Jody Lawrence-Turner

The Spokesman-Review

Developmentally impaired students could be divided between two Spokane high schools, closer to their homes, rather than bused to a central location. Savings: $390,000.

Twelve teaching positions used to help at-risk high school and middle school students could be eliminated. Savings: $710,000.

If Spokane administrators give up two days of pay, it could save $100,000.

Those are among the proposed cuts in a working draft of the Spokane Public Schools' budget. The document outlines how the administration plans to close an $8.8 million gap, including the previously announced potential elimination of dozens of teaching positions next year.

The plan will be presented at a community forum tonight and Thursday.

 

More information from

www.spokesman.com

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