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Francis Howell School District weighs cuts after tax hike is voted down

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(KMOV.com) – Francis Howell School District officials discussed how to go forward Thursday after voters turned down a property tax increase on Tuesday.

District officials said $7-$10 million cuts may be needed because voters rejected the proposed tax hike. Officials told a crowd that gathered that many of the cuts will be painful and impact many areas of the district. 

“There’s a number of items on our list, obviously transportation is a big one when 80 percent of your budget is people, it’s hard to adjust any other items,” said Francis Howell School Board President Mark Lafata.

Officials elected not to cut any staff for the upcoming school year. School begins August 11.

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