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Winchester School Board Faced with Budget Cut Decision

13 June 2019 Winchester News


The Winchester School Board will soon have to decide how it will cut $370,000 from its budget for fiscal year 2020.

An increase of $350,000 in city funding for the 2020 budget still falls short of the $720,000 needed to make the over $73 million budget that was approved by the School Board possible. After their Monday (6/10/2019) work session, board members are currently considering reducing teacher assistant positions through attrition, which would save anywhere from $60,000 to $300,000. Other options include increasing class sizes at the school system’s secondary level or reducing electives, which could save up to $280,000, and saving $125,000 by reducing academic intervention. The board will hold a vote on its reduction options at its June 24, 2019 meeting.

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