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Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board members and administrators put their heads together in a long budget work session meeting last week. They were faced with having to make cuts in programs, employees and student services.

Sedona-Oak Creek School District Superintendent David Lykins With a new site-based approach, the district administrative team tackled the task of reducing $516,000 from a budget that has been reduced by over $2 million in the last six years already. Through operational efficiencies and other streamlining the district reduced the deficit in the budget to $303,000.

“This is not an event, it’s a process, and it is important to have collaboration,” SOCSD Superintendent David Lykins said. “I am really proud of how hard the principals worked taking ownership in their schools. They were very creative and met the demands.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 17, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.