School Board approves multi-million dollar budget cut for 2017-18

Community Editor

At the Dec.  1 meeting of the Forest Lake Area School Board,  board members voted to direct the administration to make budget reductions in the amount of $2.5 million for the 2017-18 school year.

Over the past several years, when budget reductions were necessary,  school district administration has reviewed enrollment,  staffing, and programs, and made recommendations to the School Board.

Moving forward, the Administrative Council, consisting of all building principals and district leadership administrators, will work through the “2017-18 Program Budget Reduction Process” and present a recommendation regarding specific cuts to the School Board for their April 6 meeting.