Waynesboro School Board Finishes Budget with Fewer Cuts
Thursday night, the Waynesboro School Board finally finished five months worth of budget work.
Over the past week board members have asked for more cuts in technology funds and secretary salaries, and added furlough days for administrators. They will use that money to put four teacher's aides back in the budget.
But they're still losing 10 of those classroom assistants over a two-year period, and they fear the impact on students.
"Being a division with over 50 percent free and reduced lunch, we have a lot of children in school that need extra help," Waynesboro School Board Chairman Doug Norcross said. "That one-on-one, or one-on-three or four, that just does a tremendous job."
Waynesboro Public Schools face a total of 18 staff cuts, including band, physical education and art teachers, and literacy specialists. Most of the jobs losses will come through retirements and other voluntary departures.
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