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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dermott schools struggle; football targeted

Posted By on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM

A Dermott School District teacher tells me the School Board of the small Delta district, in the face of tight money, will consider an administrative proposal Feb. 22 to cut football, cheerleading and the yearbook. The district, which has 418 students, is losing enrollment and a consultant said spending cuts were necessary to avoid being placed in fiscal distress status by the state.

The loss of the activities could cause loss of students, some have warned. My correspondent thinks the yearbook closure would be particularly harmful, because yearbook staffers provide much of the information for local media coverage of school events. He added that it is financed solely by advertising and book sales.

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