Funding up slightly as new school year begins

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — After Colorado lawmakers cut $1 billion statewide from schools during the recession, Eagle County schools open this week with a drop back in their bucket. When the recession hit, the school district was forced to slash its budget by 22 percent and shed 90 jobs and $9 million in two years. With Colorado’s economy slowly crawling out of the primordial economic ooze, Eagle County’s schools will get $350,000 more than last year in state funding. The school district will spend the money on staff and teacher pay raises, reducing class sizes, building repairs that have been postponed and …

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