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By Mike Creger
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Wrenshall drops teacher position to deal with deficit


April 19, 2019

The Wrenshall school board on Monday night passed a resolution to not renew a contract for a probationary elementary school teacher. The move was discussed the week earlier at the committee of the whole meeting as a way to erase a $43,313 deficit in the planned budget for next year.

“I don’t like it,” board member Janaki Fisher-Merritt said at the time, “but it isn’t devastating to class size.”

The cut means that a class of 30 students will have one teacher instead of two this year, which elicited groans from some in the audience at the meeting last Wednesday.

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