By Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has approved a 52-million dollar general fund budget for the 2005-2006 school year.
The new budget includes more than three-point-seven million dollars in cuts, and uses almost one-point-eight million dollars from the district's fund equity.
The budget approved Monday night includes the previously-decided closure of two elementary schools, but does not include layoffs of teachers or administrators.
Human Resources Director John Fulton says the district is still trying to find new assignments for about a dozen custodians and secretaries whose positions were eliminated. He also says the district is looking to hire seven or eight new teachers.