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Minidoka County School District is short millions of dollars for next year [Video]

The district already made staffing cuts in April.

MINIDOKA COUNTY, Idaho — Leaders with a local school district were late to look at this year’s finances, and just recently realized they’re short for next year.

Tonight, they’re trying to get a handle on the issue. The district called a special meeting before its regular school board meeting. 

The board will consider whether or not the district needs to declare a financial emergency. The district let residents know about the special meeting four days ago, which came as a surprise to some. 

Because of new roles and staffing changes, their budget was turned in late, Superintendent Spencer Larsen told KTVB. 

A financial report wasn’t given to the school board until late April, he said. Which reveals the district is somewhere between $4.5 and $5 million short for the next school year. 

That’s because of lower enrollment numbers, as well as other state funding they won’t be receiving anymore. 

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