The Ottumwa Courier

Education

April 20, 2013

E-B-F reduces hours for para-educators

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Community member Terry Brady took issue with all of the planned cuts, insisting there is no budget crisis, saying that the board passed a balanced budget last month that did not reflect cuts and included a $2 million ending fund balance. Noting that, in his opinion, the biggest problem is a lack of communication and not enough long-term planning.

“The annual budget should not come as a surprise to the school board, the teachers or the public,” he said.

Parent Dennis Durst asked the board to band with other school boards and superintendents across the state to urge legislators to address proper funding for the educational needs of students statewide.

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