First Day Of School For EACS

By Scott Sarvay

August 19, 2010 Updated Aug 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The East Allen County School District started the school year Thursday morning with budget problems of its own.

And while kids headed back to class, district administrators wrestle with ways to trim more than $9-million from the budget, to keep the school system afloat.

Superintendent Karyle Green has proposed several alternatives for the cuts, including consolidating some school buildings and closing others, moves that won't be popular with everyone.

Chris Hissong with EACS says, “It's the "change" word. None of us really like change but it's necessary. We need to get leaner, we need to get trimmer and redesign our schools based on how we can improve the quality of education for our students. Trying to make sure we're watching the bottom line. It's all about reducing the budget and still providing a better quality of education and getting kids off to college or their careers or whatever else they want to do with their lives.”

The East Allen County School Board will discuss how to deal with the budget crunch at its upcoming meeting.

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