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Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:28

Marlette School Board Approves Budget Reductions

(MARLETTE) -- Marlette Superintendent Al Broughton discussed preliminary budget reductions for 2014-2015 school year during Tuesday night's meeting. His recommendation called for a $523,000 reduction. Superintendent Broughton informed board members that he had met with Principal Wood and Principal Vislosky about ways to make cuts with minimal effects on the students. Also, the district will see extra money coming in for Best Practices Performance but Title 1 and Title II funds will be lower. The board approved the cuts, which include not replacing a retiring elementary teacher, laying off one elementary teacher and para-pro for a cost savings of $203,000. In the high school, $219,000 will be saved by not filing a vacant position, the retirement of one teacher, reducing a para-pro position to part-time, laying off one teacher, and replacing a retiring teacher. District-wide, the Special Education Director will not be replaced, transportation costs will be reduced, and there will be $25,000 in reductions in other school operations.