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Siren School Board Forced To Make Cuts

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 6:06 am

Seven full time and one half time personnel in the Siren School District have received official lay-off notices for the 2011-12 school year. The Burnett County Sentinel reports that in addition, several personnel have had hours reduced or have been reassigned to other departments. The moves were made for budgetary reasons.

In total, cuts the Siren School Board authorized last week will amount to more than $430,000 in savings. It was a difficult move the district made in an effort to balance its budget for the coming school year.

The cuts were recommended to balance an existing budget shortfall, but also in anticipation of losing a significant amount of state aid money in light of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed 2011-13 biennial budget.

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