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English-language program survives Washoe County school cuts

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 14:00:13-04

The Washoe County school board has tentatively shelved a proposal to cut 10 teaching positions from the program that teaches thousands of students the English language.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the board moved forward Tuesday with preliminary approval of more than $2 million in proposed spending cuts.

But it voted down a proposal to save more than $682,000 by eliminating the 10 jobs in the English language program.

The board won't settle on a final budget until May or June.

School board officials say they're trying to tackle a $7 million budget deficit.

The preliminary cuts approved Tuesday include the elimination of more than 30 other positions ranging from bus drivers to a teacher in the Gifted and Talented Program. They also would cut the school district's overall travel budget in half.