The Anchorage School Board late Thursday night approved a budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that trims about $20-million in spending. The vote was 7-0 in favor of the budget proposal.
During final debate, school board members talked about the struggle they've faced balancing the budget while trying to lessen the impact on students in the classroom.
Board member Crystal Kennedy said "it's not like we found extra money somewhere...we didn;t...we just rearranged...but there's still a $20-million cut and absolutely that means some people lose their positions in the district, and that's a bad thing"
Superintendent Carol Comeau hopes state legislators will provide additional funding to the school system. Comeau told the board "we still have a lot of positions that are gonna be lost that are making significant impacts so hopefully we can tell our story well enough to get additional revenue"