The Winona Area Public School Board got a first look at proposed budget cuts for the 2013-14 school year.
Superintendent Scott Hannon presented 21 seperate cost saving proposals which would shave almost $500,000 from the budget.
One of the major savings, about $110,000 a year, would be to increase class sizes by 2 students district wide.
Hannon says declining enrollment, 76 students a year in the past decade, is a major factor for lost revenues in the district.
Other recommended budget reductions include expanding the 4-day work week during summer months, reducing Middle School elective courses, reduced text book allocation.
Revenue proposals include raising fee's for band instruments, athletic events and other school related activities.
The public has a chance next Thursday, January 31st, to offer input on the proposals. A special public meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The board will vote on final cuts at its February 21st meeting.