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N. Boone school administrators look at survey findings


North Boone school administrators begin sifting through the results of an online survey.

Two weeks ago, residents, parents, and staff  were asked to take an online survey on what to do about a 1.25 million dollar deficit.

Survey questions included what board members should cut, or change from next year's budget.

North Boone Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule says, "For those people who gave us really constructive feedback, whether or not it was something we could do, some of the things obviously we couldn't do because it's not legal for instance we cant cut special ed, but we do appreciate the time 388 people took to take the survey."

Of the suggestions, changing how the district gets it's revenue, cutting expenses like gym uniforms, and transportation reductions were all valid suggestions.

School Board President Donald Ward says the next step is for the superintendent and administration to put together a more concrete list of possible reductions.

"I think what we had today is what they'll choose from. Of course if a great idea comes along I'm sure it'll be thrown into the mix," says Ward.

They decide that the list will need to total $600,000 dollars. "Which will bring us halfway to balancing the budget for next school year," adds Ward.  

From there, the board will have more talks. The final budget doesn't get approved until around September 1st.

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