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February 20, 2014, 11:11 am

By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

HOWARD — Only two community members turned out Wednesday when the East Knox Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss district finances.

The board looked at anything and everything the district could do to make up an $828,000 deficit projected for the 2014-15 school year. Treasurer Jessi Busenburg reminded the board that East Knox is at the very bottom of eight surrounding school districts in terms of local funding for the schools, and said she and Superintendent Steve Larcomb, in addition to the cost containment measures previously implemented by the board, take every opportunity they can to save money, such as switching insurance carriers this year.

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