Morning Meeting: School Districts Make Cuts, Closures

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 9:50 am
By: Karen Sherman
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I feel like we have two major stories battling it out in KELOLAND: flooding and how schools are dealing with education funding cuts.

Districts are cutting positions, programs, even shutting down schools to shrink their budgets next year. The Pierre School District just voted to cut 20 positions. Many other districts have posted their plans online. Today Katie Janssen is headed to Lennox where the school district decided to close the grade school in Chancellor.

If you’ve heard about changes at your district, let us know in the comment section below.

The City of Watertown is holding meetings the next two nights to help people there prepare for flooding. Erich Schaffhauser will have more on what they’re telling people later tonight.

Plus, we have a crew today in the Lake Poinsett area. The water is starting to go over Highway 81 in that area and cabin owners are preparing for the worst. We talked with one who built up his home more than 10 years ago, which kept him from having water problems last year. But he’s not optimistic about this time around.

As a warm up comes later this week, Meteorologist Brian Karstens says we could start seeing changes in flood conditions.  As that happens, you can continue to help us share the information. And there are several ways to do that:

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