Music to their ears: After avoiding budget cuts, schools’ programs thriving

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Last year, when Franklin schools decided to leave 15 teaching positions unfilled and to cut another three, schools didn’t end their music programs.

Franklin schools has to cut an average of $3.5 million in spending per year for the next decade because of property tax caps, which limit the amount of money governments collect to pay their bills.

About 150 fewer students are attending Greenwood schools compared with last year, meaning the school district has less money to pay for teachers’ salaries and benefits.

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