1. Teacher Layoffs, School Budgets Come Into Focus

    Teacher Layoffs, School Budgets Come Into Focus
    Nebraska schools clear two major hurdles ... A school funding package sailed through the legislature this week. Schools don't like the cuts, but appreciate knowing where they stand. GI Finance Director Virgil Harden said, "It's not like we're excited ...
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    1. Anytime you have to layoff employees it is so difficult but I really feel like our board and administrators did everything we could to keep the number as low as possible. I'm pleased about that.
    2. It's not like we're excited about it. It's $5.7 million less for Grand Island Public Schools but given the economic circumstances, knew this was coming and it's good news instead of waiting until mid May or June to pass this legislation, they've done it.
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