Speakers tell school board: 'no more cuts'
More than 150 people turned out for last week's school board hearing on possible cuts in district operations, but only half a dozen offered comments.
The turnout pleased school board members, but universally, they were disappointed they did not receive more input from the public.
Of those who did speak, most said they felt any further cuts made by the district would be counterproductive.
School board chairman Jim Alexander opened the hearing into the district's financial crisis by noting that "this is not a time to complain, but to seek input for solutions." He said the board was not likely to make any quick decisions, but would wait, possibly as long as two months, to see what the legislature would do to help solve the educational funding crisis and to see how the cuts already made by the district were working.
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