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Altoona Referendum

NOW...SOME TOUGH DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE IN FINALIZING ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN BUDGET CUTS FOR THE 05' AND 06' SCHOOL YEAR.
IN ADDITION...ONE-MILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS HAVE TO BE FINILIZED NEXT FALL.
THE DEFEAT WILL MEAN LARGER CLASS SIZES, CUTTING STUDY PROGRAMS, INREASING STUDENT FEES...ALONG WITH LETTING SOME TEACHER GO.

Supt. Greg Fahrman - "Pre-K and 12 education is all preventative. If a student doesn't have success in public school and go on to be a productive member of our society, it ends up costing society a lot more, so we know that these programs are valuable."

FAHRAM SAYS THE COMBINATION OF REVENUE TAX BURDENS OVER THE PAST THIRTEEN YEARS...ALONG WITH THE PROPERTY TAX SITUATION...HINDERED THE PASSING OF THE REFERENDUM.


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