Next month the Winona Area Public School Board will take a final vote on almost $500,000 in proposed budget cuts for the 2013-14 school year.
Superintendent Scott Hannon says there are harder decisions coming. According to recent projections, the district will have to cut $750,000 from the 2014-2015 budget and $450,000 for 2015-2016.
Hannon says one option to consider down the road may be to build a new elementary school, which would save the district over $850,000.
Hannon says another option that has been discussed before is switching to 4-day school week, which would save over $450,000 annually.
Hannon stressed these ideas were not recommendations just possible options to consider in the coming months ahead.
The public is invited to a special meeting at City Hall this Thursday, January 31st, at 6:00 p.m. to offer input on this years proposed budget cuts.
The board will then vote on final cuts for 2013-2014 at its February 21st meeting.