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Briggs: Student Strikers Ill-Informed

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dick haugen interviews hazel bauman

Steve Briggs, the district’s chief financial officer, said the students had their facts wrong. Though a “pay to play” system was discussed months ago, it is no longer being considered, he said. Briggs said the district’s activities budget will decline from about $1.66 million this school year to about $1.47 million next school year – a cut of about $187,000. As a result, the activity director positions at both high schools will be reduced to half-time. Other cuts will not be as severe as described by the students, Briggs said. The recently passed levy devotes $1.3 million annually to the district’s activities budget. That money remains intact and makes up the majority of the money for activities throughout the district, Briggs said/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.

Question: Do you think the striking students were acting on good information? Or are administrators right in downplaying the cuts and stating that everything will work out?