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Christina Schools Cut Budgets After Voters Nix Tax Plan

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Christina School District has begun cutting costs to address a budget deficit after voters nixed a plan to raise property taxes to cover growing school costs.

The district is freezing hiring, cancelling travel for personnel and cutting school budgets. Principals are being asked to cut overtime, reduce contracted services and eliminate unfilled positions in which teachers get extra pay to serve as coaches or advisers.

Superintendent Freeman Williams says the district will look at possible pay reductions for administrators. He will also discuss possible pay reductions or job cuts with the teacher's union.

Christina schools are facing a $9 million budget deficit for next year due to growing enrollment and increased transportation and utility costs. Voted defeated a tax increase for education on Tuesday.

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