Posted: Friday, 22 February 2013 7:26AM
The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday unanimously approved budget cuts and revenue enhancements for the coming school year 2013-14 that totalled just over $554,000.
A big chunk of savings, about $110,000 a year, will come by increasing class sizes by 2 students district wide.
Board members voiced some concerns about raising rental fee's, which would generate about $3,000, for use of the district's facilities. Superintendent Scott Hannon says even with the increase, the district is competitive with other schools.
The district will save about $50,000 by cutting the allocation of text books and utilizing more online technology. The budget also cuts 4 instructional positions, including football, soccer and dance coaches and a Junior class advisor, saving another $7500.