By Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MMI – The Ypsilanti school board has approved a budget with one-point-seven million dollars worth of reductions for the coming school year.
The 50-point-8 million dollar budget unanimously approved last night includes eliminating one media specialist and one counselor from the high school, but does not cut student programs or increase class sizes.
District officials say the budget will likely undergo a drastic change once a new contract is settled with district teachers.
Chief financial officer Alan Dowdy says if the state further reduces per-pupil funding, he'll recommend dipping into the district's fund equity to cover the loss.