Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2003

School district cuts deserve close look

April 16, 2003

We've all been saying for some time that cuts in the Baldwin School District could be real, depending on what happens with state aid.

The biggest glimpse of that occurred at Monday's School Board meeting when various scenarios for cuts were discussed. And, yes, there are people involved with these cuts. There are also possible increases in activity and book fees, as well as jumps in charges to attend activities.

Board members and administrators don't want anyone caught off guard by these possibilities. That's why they've scheduled a public forum for 7 p.m. April 28 at the Baldwin Junior High School.

That's where patrons will have a chance to see what the cuts might mean and to voice their opinions on them. Elementary art and music are possibilities. There is also the chance of loss of other faculty.

We all need to be aware of what's going on with programs and people in the district. We all need to let the school board know where we stand on the possibilities.

We have that chance at the public forum. Let's make it a worthwhile endeavor and attend.

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