Budget Cuts for Indian River School District

Aug 30, 2016

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There will be a $3 million cut in discretionary spending for the Indian River School District budget next year.

WBOC reports that the money will allow for funding more teachers to meet the growth in the district.

Superintendent Dr. Susan Bunting told the station that this was an effort to maintain a safe level of the district’s eroding reserves.

She described the cuts as a short-term fix as the district grapples with student population growth that has jumped by 25 percent over the last ten years.

WBOC reports that the school with the largest student population, Sussex Central High School, has seen a reduction in discretionary spending by $50-thousand down to $126-thousand.

But officials add the budget cuts should not be felt by students.