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March 21, 2014

Declining enrollment means cuts for LSH

District eyes free preschool despite budget constraints

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Now the district is working on initiating a new English Language Arts curriculum, and next will come new math curriculum.

Hanson said during the next couple of months, decisions on cuts will be made to allow staff as much notice as possible if they need to seek employment elsewhere. The trickiest part: The district doesn't know what enrollment will look like next year until the kids show up in the fall.

“Everything we're doing now is a projection.”

Any cuts made will surely be felt in the district, he said.

“We run pretty lean, so this is not where you can just make easy fixes to (the budget),” Hanson said.

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