WDM School District Looks At Ways To Cut $6 Million - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

WDM School District Looks At Ways To Cut $6 Million

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Addie Olson



Less federal funding and a declining enrollment has left a tough decision for the West Des Moines school district. They have to cut six million dollars from their budget over the next two years.

Staff and parents submitted more than 200 suggestions as to what they think can be cut from the budget.

The school district looked over that list with the public in a meeting Monday night.

"We really felt it was important to get input from all facets of the organization as well as the community," said Superintendent Lisa Remy. 

District families and staff came up with suggestions for cutting three million dollars from the district's budget for the next two consecutive school years.

A list of more than 200 ideas was created from those suggestions.

Remy wants families to know that they will have several chances for discussion before a final list of cuts is made.

"It's a draft list," said Remy. "It isn't the final list that's going to the board."

Three more public meetings are planned for February so families can give the district feedback.

A final list of budget reductions will be submitted to the school board in March.

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