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October 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
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District 186 Scales Back Budget Cutting Plan


Springfield’s school superintendent now says it would be impossible to implement his original plan for $8 million in budget cuts without causing serious disruption to the school district. 

 

So Superintendent Walter Milton has offered a revised plan that cuts less than $7 million.  But the plan still includes unpopular reductions in the number of teachers and other staff… and still calls for closing two elementary schools. 

 

The school board hopes to adopt a budget cutting plan next month. District officials have talked about selling bonds to raise revenue that would close the funding gap.

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