Morning Meeting: Schools Get Creative With Cuts

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 9:44 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Schools are getting creative to cut costs because of reduced funding from the state.

In Harrisburg, the school district is making some changes. As Ben Dunsmoor told you last night it’s opening its next elementary school next fall but will have to do that without a full-time principal, nurse and librarian. And it won’t be able to hire more teaching specialists to keep up with the growth. Today, Peggy Moyer is going to get reaction from parents.

In Parker, the school district is considering switching to a four-day week schedule. Katie Janssen will have more on how that could save money and benefit students.

People in Waubay¬†are preparing for the snow and ice melt to cause flooding. The lake was full last fall so they’re anticipating it to be worse this time around. Erich Schaffhauser is talking with people in town today.

And how much are you getting for a tax refund this year? If you are getting a return, what do you plan to do with it? The average taxpayer will receive $3,000. Angela Kennecke find out whether people plan to save it or go shopping on Your Money Matters, at Ten.

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