Ind. Board of Ed. to Give Schools Budget Cut Options
The Indiana Board of Education plans to give school districts a list of options on how they can collectively cut at least $300 million from state spending without laying off teachers, including the possibility of wage freezes.
The board met Thursday to advise Gov. Mitch Daniels on his decision to cut at least $300 million in state spending on schools over the next 18 months of the two-year budget cycle. Daniels says the reductions, along with previously announced cuts, are needed to ensure Indiana does not have a deficit when the budget ends in July 2011.
The board plans to prioritize a list of options presented by the Indiana Department of Education and have schools consider them in making spending cuts. The board also recommended the cuts begin in January, and that Daniels give a specific figure for reductions in the upcoming calendar year and...
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