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Staff reductions approved for Colonial School District
By Tom Lehman

Colonial School Board has approved staff reductions for the end of the school year resulting from the district's failed referendum.

Voters struck down a tax increase of 47 cents per $100 of assessed property value in February, and district officials say that means they'll have to cut 72 staff members.

That total includes 58 teachers, five para-professionals, five custodians, two secretaries and two specialists.

However, the district says it can lower the staff reductions and retain more than of those 45 teachers if voters approve a reduced referendum of 35 cents per $100 of assessed property value on June 4.

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