Staff Cuts May Not Be Enough to Fix Mohonasen Schools Budget Gap

Financial trouble at a local school district and close to two dozen staff cuts could be on the way.

Officials at Mohonasen say the district is facing a $2 million budget gap, and that could lead to as many as 20 positions being cut.

Superintendent Shannon Shine says it's "literally" revenue and expenditures.

Many at Monday night's board meeting said they were upset about cuts to the music program, and the elimination of as many as six elementary school teachers, which would increase class size from 25 to 29 in grades K through 6.

And even with the cuts, officials say they're still facing a $500,000 deficit.

Retirement incentives, reserve funding, and hopefully more state aid, they say, could take care of the problem.

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