Schools Prepare for Worst

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Local school districts are preparing for immediate budget cuts, unless Gov. Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers come up with an alternative plan.

Gov. Granholm says schools will have to look at whatever bells and whistles they have, so the core of the educational system stays in tact.

Lansing school officials say they don't have the bells and whistles seen at other schools. They include the arts, music, and physical education. They admit the proposed cuts of $127 million in state aid forces them to look at areas once considered untouchable.

School board president says the district is already looking at cutting 10 percent from school budgets. He says they have recently added more programs and reading teachers.

Board president says the district can't afford to sit back and play the waiting game. He says cuts could really change the way Lansing educates kids in the district.