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Cairo-Durham makes cuts to balance budget

Apr 20, 2012 11:56 am
WGXC volunteer Anne Horst attended the Cairo-Durham final budget school board meeting on Thu., April, 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ciro-Durham High School auditorium. The recording is in three parts. First, the meeting opens, and after 15 minutes the board goes into executive session to discuss a retirement of a nurse in Durham. Recording two begins with acceptance of that retirement. Later in the meeting her position was funded for full-time for new person saving between $3-4,000. Third recording begins with motion from Carl Coors to cut the head bus driver position and transportation secretary's jobs in half, and to eliminate one of two managers. That passed 5 to 4. The teacher's union also agreed to pay two percent of its benefits saving the district $27,538. The board did not agree to save $40,000 by ending its long relationship with Rogers Garage and enter an agreement with the Greenville schools to share bus maintenance costs. That left a $45,000 deficit, which was balanced by utilizing money from fund balance, while the shared bus costs are still under consideration. Now the tax increase goes to voters in the towns, and if the budget does not get more than 50 percent of the vote there, more cuts will be made.
First recording. PLAY CLIP
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