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833 budget task force mulling $7.5 million in cuts

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Meeting in small groups, the District 833 budget task force got to work Feb. 9, and offered suggestions to cut $7.5 million from the 2009-2010 budget.

Some task force members suggested the district freeze wages. The district has collective bargaining contracts in place that could call for that, but only if unions agree, said Superintendent Tom Nelson.

Health insurance contributions are also part of contracts, he said.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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