UPDATE: Cache School District braces for more cuts

Governor Gary Herbert presents his budget for fiscal 2010 on Friday and it’s expected he will announce that state revenues are down from $850 million to $1 billion. With state revenues down by so much, public schools are once again facing major budget cuts over the next fiscal year.Cache County School Superintendent Steve Norton says the district is braced for more budget cuts and he hopes there will be flexibility when it comes to where to make cuts and on class sizes.”We will try to and handle that by just not hiring new teachers, and not replacing teachers, or administrators, or custodians, or anybody who retires,” Norton says. “But it will amount to an increase, probably, in the number of students who are in the individual class rooms across our district. “Then we hope that our programs that we know that are working that we’ll still have the flexibility to continue to fund those.”On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday Norton said everything possible will be done to see that the kids continue to get the quality education they are now receiving.

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