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Antigo eliminates teacher positionsSubmitted: 02/26/2013
Story By Hayley Tenpas


ANTIGO - We saw several Northwoods school districts ask taxpayers for more money in recent referendums.

But Antigo didn't take that route.

Instead, the school district took on budget reductions head on tonight.

Two important items were up for discussion tonight.

First up- More than 1 million dollars needs to be cut from the 2013-14 budget.

That means eliminating jobs within the district.

The board unanimously voted to cut four teaching positions.

That includes a 5th grade teaching position at East Elementary, a 4th grade position at a city school, an elementary position at Mattoon Elementary and second grade job at North Elementary.

Superintendent Steve Smolek says this isn't the first time they've had to make tough decisions.

"This district has been doing this for almost 20 years now since the revenue cap. Since the situation came into play in 1993 so we've been down this road quite often, so, in the interim, this is kinda what we're looking at," said Smolek.

Also on tonight's agenda was filling the spot left by the death of school board member Miles Stanke.

He was currently serving his first term on the board and was a retired teacher and former Antigo mayor.

He passed away February 13.

In the past, the school board has taken applications from community members, interviewed them and selected a replacement.

The board decided they will post the position on April 3rd.


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