By Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Plans to cut nearly seven million dollars out of the Ann Arbor school district's budget drew few comments at a public hearing Wednesday night, but school board members say they received a lot of public input.
The school board will vote on the district's proposed 179-million dollar budget next week, and board president Karen Cross says residents are already offering assistance to make up for the budget cuts.
The district plans to eliminate nearly 70 positions this year, including 30 teachers. Athletics programs at Huron and Pioneer high schools are also being cut, and staff will be reduced in the humanities program at Pioneer.