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School facing budget crunch
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Posted on May 16 2013, 2:39pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Three of the 12 teachers at Silverton School may not be returning next year due to severe budget cuts the district is facing. And two teaching-assistant positions may also be lost as the district struggles to rein in costs.
The school board on Tuesday voted to not renew contracts for teachers George Foster, Mary Morris, and Sam Walsh.
But Superintendent Kim White held out hope that at least one of those teachers could be spared if the budget picture improves by fall.
According to a school district report, total revenue for the 2013-14 school year is expected to be $1.1 million, which would be about $265,000 less than the current school year. The reduction is largely due to cuts in state funding. The school district’s new fiscal year begins July 1.


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