CL schools may cut five more staff positions

Linda Gallagher, Associate Editor

Photo by Linda Gallagher

Central Lake Public School District teacher Lisa Hoogerhyde, who is facing the potential    loss of her job, spoke to the board about her various duties during Monday night's special school board meeting.

CENTRAL LAKE – Still facing a more than $200,000 deficit in next year's proposed budget – despite the recent elimination of its principal – the Central Lake Board of Education may cut five more staff positions, including a teacher, to balance the district's 2017/2018 budget.

Central Lake Superintendent Lenore Weaver updated the board, as well as more than 60 parents, staff and students in the audience during a special school board meeting Monday night.

The new cuts now under consideration follow a series of past budget and program eliminations made over the last decade to address reduced student enrollment and rising expenditures – and after the district pulled out of the state’s per-pupil funding allotment formula three years ago.

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