Springfield School Superintendent Walter Milton says there is no way to cut millions of dollars out of the school district budget without eliminating personnel and cutting into programs.
And both of those things would happen under Milton’s proposal to slash eight million dollars from next school year’s budget.
Milton’s plan would eliminate nearly 140 jobs, most of them teaching positions.
It would also limit the number of students who could attend the Capital Area Career Center, and would end the seven-period day at the city’s high schools, reducing the number of electives that students could take.
None of the proposed cuts would take effect until next fall, and only if the school board adopts Milton’s recommendations.