Anchorage School District Budget Hearing

Superintendent Carol Comeau says the district has received the most upset over the cuts to elementary libraries and special education staffing.

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by Megan Mazurek

The public turned out in droves for the first of two hearings on the anchorage school district's budget for 2012-2013.
More than 50 people signed up to testify in front of the board in hopes of getting some of the proposed cuts changed.
ASD faces more than $20 million in recommended decreases.
The second hearing is set for February 9th.
Some proposed cuts include about $3 million from summer school programs, around $.6 million from graduation coaches, $1 million in career guides, around $.4 million in elementary librarians and assistants, and almost $3 million in special education services.
Superintendent Carol Comeau says the district has received the most upset over the cuts to elementary libraries and special education staffing.