As the Springfield School District works to close a roughly $8 million budget deficit in its education fund, Superintendent Walter Milton says building consolidation is likely on the table.
Milton told Bob Murray on Wednesday's Morning Newswatch there's not yet a plan for what buildings will close or when.
It will take the district several years to balance the budget, and Milton says that will likely mean painful program cuts. The district is expected to cut $4 million from its education fund for the upcoming school year.
"We can't continue to do this unscathed," Milton told Murray on the program. "I think it's going to be difficult, I think it's going to be somewhat painful, but at the end of the day we want to make sure we cause [the least amount of] injury possible."
(posted 2:24 p.m. 07/25/2012 by Alex Degman)