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Benson School District passes resolution for budget cuts


BENSON -- The Benson School Board on Tuesday adopted a resolution directing the district's administration to recommend budget reductions for the 2011-12 school year.

The board also reviewed the preliminary budget for the next school year, which shows a potential deficit of $344,000, according to Superintendent Lee Westrum.

The district's budget committee has recommended the board make $175,000 in cuts and pass a budget with a $175,000 deficit, Westrum said.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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