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School board approves Council’s budget cuts

By AUBRIE GEORGE | The Marlton Telegram

Wanting to keep its staff and special education program intact, the Board of Education approved the township’s $1.2 million reduction of its budget down to each Council-recommended cut.

In May, Council voted to reduce the Evesham K-8 school district’s defeated $79 million school budget by the largest amount the township has ever recommended.

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According to the state Department of Education’s policy on failed school budgets, the board was only required to cut the amount Council recommended from its budget — it did not have to accept specific reductions.

In the vote, Council included recommendations for a $50,000 cut in general supplies, a $200,000 reduction in the money budgeted for tuition for special education students to attend private institutions, a $50,000 reduction in transportation supplies, a $200,000 reduction in health benefits, $320,000 less toward construction services, an $80,000 reduction in the utilization of capital reserve and a $300,000 reduction in costs by leasing instead of purchasing school buses.

See this week’s print edition of The Telegram for the full story.

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