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July 23, 2013

Madison County schools embrace new education laws

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Class sizes will increase, and there will be fewer custodial, maintenance and secretarial staff around. No teachers were fired, she said, but retiring educators aren’t being replaced.

“I’m not sure how you can cut out $1 million in a $13 million budget, but we’re managing,” she said. “We haven’t met the goal of balancing income versus expenditures, but we’re going to keep working on it.”

Under a bill innocuously called “Various Education Matters,” the Indiana Legislature paused implementing Common Core Standards, but Johnson said Alexandria schools will continue demanding more from its students.

“We’re going to move forward with Common Core Standards because it’s a more rigorous curriculum,” Johnson said.

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