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Loyal School District makes big cuts

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LOYAL (WAOW) -- Rural schools across the state face financial difficulty.

The Loyal School District made several budget cuts Wednesday night.

Those cuts include $25,000 that would have been spent on technology. District leaders will also cut 2.5 full-time equivalent staff members and 1.3 full-time equivalent support staff members.

School leaders hope the community supports the upcoming referendum in April, so future cuts aren't necessary.

"If they value giving those kids a well rounded education here in loyal, they need to step up to the plate," Loyal District Administrator Graeme Williams said.

Overall, the district cut a little under $400,000.

Thursday night the Loyal, Granton and Neillsville school districts meet to discuss the possibility of sharing staff and programs as well as consolidation.

Greenwood School District is part of these meetings but will not be in attendance.

The meeting is January 13th at Granton School. It starts at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

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