Columbia School Board to Unveil 2011-2012 Budget

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools will unveil its 2011-2012 budget Monday.  The public hearing will be held at the district's administration building at 5:30 p.m.  The school board is proposing $1.8 million in cuts to the district budget.  This is about $4 million less in cuts than the board cut from the 2010-11 budget.

State cuts have also taken a slice out of the school district's budget.  Governor Jay Nixon approved cutting $100 million in transportation costs last month.  This is partially due to an extra $50 million in state aid to southeast Missouri and Joplin for flood and tornado relief.