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New budget sets out plan for $5 million in cuts

School District 43 will meet tomorrow night at the board office in Coquitlam to pass an amended budget with $5 million in cuts. - FILE
School District 43 will meet tomorrow night at the board office in Coquitlam to pass an amended budget with $5 million in cuts.
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School District 43 expects to lop off $5 million in instruction, services and other costs and is expected to pass an amended budget tomorrow night, Tuesday.

The meeting will also give school district employees a crack at commenting on next year's budget while questioning administration about the effects of the cuts to whittle down a $7.5 million deficit this year.

The board of education is expected to approve a new budget of $295.1 million, according to district figures, down from $300.7 million approved last year.

Enrollment miscalculations and higher than expected costs resulted in the deficit that was revealed to the public in early January.

More later.

 

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