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Published: Thursday, 5/5/2011 - Updated: 4 years ago

Genoa schools approve cuts

Genoa School Board President Mitch Hoyles. Genoa School Board President Mitch Hoyles.
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GENOA — An elementary teacher and a custodian will lose their jobs as part of $1.2 million in cuts the Genoa Board of Education approved Thursday for the next two school years.

“We do this with regret,” board President Mitch Hoyles said. “We are doing everything we can to preserve the quality of the Genoa Area Local Schools.”

The elementary teacher will be laid off for the 2011 to 2012 school year for a savings of $42,000 that year, as well as in the 2012-2013 year. The custodian will be pink-slipped for the 2012-2013 year for a savings of $49,000.

Other cost-cutting moves include charging $100 a month for all day, everyday kindergarten starting with the 2012 school year. This will raise $51,750.

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