CLINTON — As the Clinton Community School District prepares for the 2009-2010 fiscal year facing more than $900,000 in cuts, the School Board discussed further recommendations for budget reductions during Monday’s meeting.

During February’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Superintendent Richard Basden told the board that during a time when “no amount of money is too insignificant,” the district is looking at eliminating several positions in order to make ends meet, including six elementary school teachers, two guidance counselors and seven paraprofessionals.

Basden told the board that the district has added another position to the list of jobs to be cut, a reading specialist under the at-risk dropout prevention line item.

The elimination will save the district around $60,000, Basden reported.

School Board member Jim McGraw suggested the board discontinue its membership in the National School Board Association, at a cost-savings of around $4,000 a year.

Basden reported that the district continues to look for other ways to reduce costs, and is actively seeking to bring students who are currently open-enrolled out to other schools back to the district.

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