By: CBS 4 Newsroom
24 staff jobs have already been cut. Now more reductions are on the way for the Moline School District.
Monday, educators chose a plan that will save the district nearly $2 million.
$400 thousand will be cut from special education tuition, the textbook budget will be reduced by more than $200 thousand, and the technology budget slashed by $50 thousand.
To balance the budget the district has to use nearly $2 million from the education budget, something Superintendent Dave Moyer says is a temporary solution to a long term problem.
"We do have a multi-year plan, but next year and the year after they'll likely need to be additional cuts because we just are not in a situation where we can continue to use fund balance. That's something that the District has done the last couple years and we don't think it would be healthy for the district to continue to do that."
Moyer says the state still owes the district more than a million dollars, which is one reason they're making deep cuts.