Crete-Monee, Highland, Ind., consider school cuts

February 16, 2010 6:44:35 AM PST
Two area school districts are considering cuts Tuesday to try and ease budget deficits. The board of Crete-Monee School District 201-U, voted last month to reduce its budget by at least $3.6 million. The board wants to freeze the salaries of all nonunion employees and cut more than 100 staff members, including 53 teachers. A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday night at the Milton Payton Performing Arts Center.

And on Tuesday night, the school board of trustees for the town of Highland, Indiana, will consider ways to trim the budget. Options include salary cuts for administrative and nonunion employees and cuts for 40 coaching and extracurricular positions. Teaching cuts include 12 positions and other possible union concessions.