School district braces for state cuts

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Administrators at Austin Public Schools have been given directive to seek ways to reduce programs and staff in anticipation of deep budget cuts at the state level.

The school board approved on Monday a resolution asking building administrators to “explore methods” — from eliminating positions to reassigning duties — to make the district “more efficient,” said Bruce Anderson, interim superintendent.

The cost-saving recommendations must be presented at the April 13 board meeting.

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