Posted By Wesley Goheen, Web Managing Editor - email
CLIO, MI (WNEM) -
Leaders of Clio schools say over the last two years the district has been spending more than its been bringing in. School board members approved a budget to right that wrong Monday night by cutting spending and reducing staff.
Members of Clio's school board of education approved more cuts to balance a $1.1 million budget deficit.
After board members voted to layoff 11 teachers last week, Fletcher Spears III, the newly appointed superintendent, managed to trim nearly $400,000 more without eliminating additional staff.
The reason for the million dollar shortfall is declining enrollment and overstaffing.
While cutting some positions, eliminating services and restructuring staff is not ideal, Spears says it could be worse.
Now that the tough decisions have been made, parents and administrators will be watching enrollment numbers closely. If they reach the magic number of 3,200 students, one or two teachers could be called back.
Right now, the district is about 20 students short if its enrollment goal of 3,200 for the fall.
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Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:57:07 GMT
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