School Board Makes Curriculum Cuts, Raises Taxes 1.2 Mills



by Amanda Jones

 Echo News Editor

About 50 people attended the Cameron County School District (CCSD) board meeting to voice their objections to the proposed cuts to education at Cameron County High School (CCHS). Curriculum changes are anticipated as  board members attempt to balance the 2017-18 budget.

Members have been attempting to cut additional expenses from a budget initially projected to fall more than $300,000 short of anticipated revenues.

The nearly $12.3 million budget will still be about $150,000 more than projected revenues, despite the suspension of two high school teachers. Science and Technology teacher Thomas Gelnett and English teacher Margaret Sensenig were both “suspended,” according to the resolution unanimously passed on Thursday night.



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