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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Laurel, Delaware School District Could See Cuts

LAUREL, Del. (AP) - The Laurel School District is no longer in immediate financial crisis although officials say there will likely be staff cuts in the next school year.
Acting Superintendent Dorothy Nave says austerity measures and help from other districts and the Department of Education have put the district back on solid ground - for now. Nave told The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., that school principals have been told to examine plans to cut their staffing by 10 percent, though it's unlikely the cuts will be that deep.
Laurel took a $900,000 hit in state funding this year, leaving it about $250,000 in the red. Officials had thought the district would run out of money by October, but it appears the money will last until June.

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