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Santa Fe Public Schools faces likely budget shortfall

KOB.com Web Staff
April 11, 2018 06:18 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Santa Fe Public School district has some major decisions to make ahead of the next fiscal year.

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The district is set to gain about $1.6 million dollars more in funding this year, but it’s also faced with paying the state’s mandated 2.5-percent pay raise for teachers that could amount to anywhere between $1.2 million to $1.82 million.

The district is also faced with a reduction of about 300 students, which helps to determine how much money the district gets.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, options to battle the shortfall could include cutting back on plans to give math and science teachers more training and adding librarians, counselors, and nurses.

The school board will be weighing options through the end of May before sending their decisions to the state.

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