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Budget Cuts Force Closure of Champlain Elementary School

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A school board in Clinton County voted last night to close Champlain Elementary. The move is meant to narrow a 700 thousand dollar budget shortfall, triggered in part by cuts in state aid. The district will also lay off at least six teachers and administrators. As Brian Mann reports, locals will still face a property tax hike that could top eleven percent.

For other stories on the region's education crisis, search under "education". Join us Thursday, when David Sommerstein reports on school budget woes in the St. Lawrence valley.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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