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School Board to Reviews 2018-2019 Budget

Tonight, the St. Joseph School District will meet to discuss another $4.3 million in cuts to the district's budget.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 2:31 PM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 4:41 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Board of Education will be meeting Monday to discuss the 2018-19 budget that includes an $8.3 million in budget reductions.

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After the board voted in November to close two elementary schools, the district now has to discuss another $4.3 million in cuts.

Administrators say that the savings will come from reductions in capital projects, purchases for curriculum and supplies as well as cutting 90 teaching positions and 10 administrative positions across the city.

Eventually, the district will have to come back to the public for some kind of tax increase in order to help the budget.

St. Joseph Superintendent Robert Newhart says that ultimately, the district must become more efficient by consolidating more schools.

"To address the facility needs, obviously, that's going to require an increase in debt service and bonding to get to a 12-4-2 model of 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and two high schools," Newhart said. "We've got to keep knocking the door down to get to that point to get it to be a very efficient school district but also an effective school district."

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