Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Potential cuts threaten future of education

Western U.P. superintendents urge locals to contact their legislators

IRONWOOD — Local education officials warn that the Western Upper Peninsula could face disastrous consequences if nothing is done to prevent the state from slashing the amount districts receive in per-pupil funding.

Officials told the Daily Globe that if the drastic cuts are imposed, local districts would have to go beyond the normal measures taken in tough times — from the elimination of electives and school-sponsored sports to layoffs and possibly even state takeovers.

“These are generational decisions that are going to absolutely affect students, and their kids, and their kids, and...

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