Tough choices ahead for school district

Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

Heads were shaking silently during the New Prague Area School Board meeting Monday, March 9. A packed board room listened as Superintendent Craig Menozzi presented a list of 40 budget adjustments for the 2009-10 school year. The adjustments, a combination of cuts, fee increases and reallocation of funds totaling more than $1 million, are necessary to make up for a shortage in funding for the coming year.

Over the last few years the board has worked hard to rein in spending and establish a stable budget that includes a positive fund balance.

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