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Lower state aid forces cuts at Whitewater schools

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Gazette Staff
June 3, 2009
— A significant reduction in state aid has forced the Whitewater School District to cut its staff, said Superintendent Leslie Steinhaus.

The reductions include a half-time elementary school band teacher, a half-time elementary school physical education teacher and a half-time elementary school gifted and talented teacher. The duties of high-school math, English and family and consumer education teachers also will be cut.


The district likely will eliminate a boys swimming coach, a freshman baseball coach and a High School Leadership Team member, Steinhaus said, as well as reduce the hours of the FFA adviser.


The school board Friday approved the reductions, which are equal to 2.06 full-time employees.


Steinhaus said the district also anticipates reductions among its support staff and non-union staff.



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