By Dena Martin

Dayton School District prepares for staff cuts

District hopes for a legislative ‘fix’ that will make cuts unnecessary


April 18, 2019

DAYTON—Like dozens of rural districts across the state, the Dayton School District is scrambling to build a budget based on worse-case scenarios in the face of uncertain state funding. At an April 10 special meeting, the school board unanimously adopted Resolution 2018-04 which declares that the school is facing a financial emergency and allows for a reduction in staff, if needed.

Superintendent Doug Johnson explained that the district is facing a potential 2019-20 funding shortage and is considering budget reductions of at least $225,000 as a result of McCleary decision impacts. While s...

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