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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Grim budget outlook forces staff cut considerations

Projections show reserve being depleted in four years under current funding model

 

April 11, 2019



WAITSBURG—Three Waitsburg teachers will be retiring with the end of the 2018-19 school year but the District is currently only advertising for two teaching position openings. The unpopular option of not filling the spot vacated by Family and Consumer Science Teacher Nancy Bickelhaupt is being considered to compensate for the potential impacts of McCleary decision funding changes.

At the March 21 school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Jon Mishra presented the Waitsburg School Board with potential scenarios resulting from the enactment of the McCleary Decision which was intended to “ful...



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