State funding cuts anticipated for next year.
Silverton School students Hannah deKay, Ellie Gober and
Daniella Acosta point out features on the school-owned
barn on 12th Street. The students are working on plans to
convert it into an art studio.
Photo by David Emory/Silverton Standard & the Miner
The Silverton school district is bracing for more deep cuts in its 2011-12 budget and Superintendent Kim White is warning that personnel cuts or even moving to a four-day school week may be necessary.
“Education cuts are deep this year,” White said. “K-12 education is on the cutting block.”
White said she anticipates that state budget cuts will result in loss of $70,000 to $130,000 for the school district over the next school year.
“That’s a lot of money on top of what we’ve already lost in the last two years,” White said, adding that it “makes me sick to think about it.”
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