St. Johns School Budget Brings Combined Classrooms

At least one St. Johns school will use multi-age classrooms next year, grouping Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students as a result of budget cuts.

East Olive Elementary will form three multi-grade rooms starting this fall. It will lose a kindergarten teacher and a fifth-grade teacher for 2014-2015.

The budget will be balanced, said Superintendent Dedrick Martin, and will transfer money into a fund balance that one school board member called "dangerously low."

News 10's Lorne Fultonberg has all the details tonight at 11 and explains why East Olive may just be the first school in the district to adopt a new structure.


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