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State funding takes toll on local school district

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) - State funding cutbacks are taking a toll on the Macomb School District as the board is chopping $500,000 from its budget next year.

Superintendent Patrick Twomey says the board approved the cuts at Monday night's board meeting.

Twomey says the board decided to keep the junior high football program, something that was originally on the chopping block.

$400,000 of the cuts will come from not replacing retiring staff.

"We were actually extremely happy with the outcome," Twomey said. "At last night's meeting, I would say maybe 20 people attended the meeting. Nobody addressed the board. That tells us, for the most part, the community was also satisfied with these reductions."

Twomey says the district is also saving nearly $100,000 in revenue enhancements by bumping up the technology and drivers-ed fees.
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