Ti school budget gains approval

It's been a difficult budget year, McDonald said.

The district is scheduled to receive a $435,000 cut in state aid in 2010-11 and debt service on the building project increases by $290,418. That means the district faced a $725,418 deficit without addressing any other increased costs.

The 2010-11 budget eliminates 7.5 positions - 5 percent of its teaching staff, consolidates bus routes, eliminates out-of-district conferences, cuts department chairmanships, slashes the music enrichment program and cuts the high school student mentoring program.

The staff cuts - two elementary teachers, two middle school teachers, a high school teacher, an administrator, a bus driver and a teacher aide - will save the district $432,000.

The other cuts total $149,249.

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