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Jeffco Schools To Cut $70M Over Next 2 Years

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County school budget is expected to cut $70 million over the next two years. Now teachers, administrators and parents are trying to reach a compromise on how to make those cuts.

Forums were held on Saturday at five Jefferson County high schools to get feedback from the community. The school district says it’s clear what programs parents want to save.

“There is a huge consensus around classroom size and music and librarian programs to enable better literacy in the school district,” Paula Noonan with Jefferson County Schools said.

“I hope when it comes time to vote the common citizen remembers some of these programs will disappear and not come back,” parent Todd Uptown said.

The Board of Education plans to hold another meeting Thursday evening at Lakewood High School to discuss the cuts.

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