School Board Postpones Budget-Cutting Decision
By Kevin Lavery, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis school board is postponing a key decision on the district's financial status.
The board had originally scheduled April 13 as the date on which it would decide how to fill an expected $23 million budget gap next year.
But the board Tuesday night voted to put off the question for three weeks. District spokesman Glynn Young says national and local teachers union representatives have offered the board their ideas for trimming the budget.
"They put a proposal on the table that was so interesting and so attractive that they decided they needed to pursue it," Young said.
"But they need a couple of weeks to get the thing fully fleshed out and worked out."
Details of the proposal are not being released. The school board will take up the matter on April 27.