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Cuts keep coming in Carlton


April 22, 2022

The mood at the Carlton school board meeting was subdued, an obvious reaction to what was on the agenda: more cuts to education programs as the board seeks to find $250,000 in budget savings for the next school year. After Monday, it was $135,000 short of that goal as an estimated $115,000 in cuts have been made.

There were mixed votes on all five reductions offered Monday, with just one failing on a tied vote.

Moving arts classes to an online-only option failed, with those voting against saying the arts gets the ax too often when budget cuts are needed. The savings would have been about $5...

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