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Ontonagon discusses school budgets


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ONTONAGON — Finances and budgets were heavily on the minds of the Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday as they conducted both a public hearing on the budget and the annual meeting.

The board faced the difficult task of submitting a balanced budget to the state by Tuesday. The state will not have its own budget — which would tell the district how much money the state will distribute — until as late as this fall.

Superintendent Jim Bobula said state officials have indicated it has a $1.2 billion shortfall and local districts could expect cuts in the per stu...