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Beloit Schools face $3.6 million in reductions

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Beth Wheelock
October 12, 2008

Beloit School District officials believe they have a handle on a $3.6 million in budget reductions.


Superintendent Lowell Holtz says the district considers taking five percent off each building's budget, a maintenance project freeze and reducing some of the summer school costs for the fiscal year ending June 30th. If schools had an average class size of 20 students before, there's an average of class size of 25 now. Holtz says the school board used the fund balance to fund $1.5 million dollars of non-reoccurring costs, which leaves about $2.1 million to cut. The board will adopt the budget by the end of the month.


Holtze says the district's current proposal does not include layoffs.


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