12/02/2011 09:33 am ET

Pontiac School Board OKs $26 Million In Cuts To Close Deficit

PONTIAC -- The district's Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year plan to erase a $24.5 million deficit through employee layoffs, program reductions and other cuts.

The proposal, to be submitted to state education officials, was adopted during a special meeting in the Pontiac School District's administration building on Woodward Avenue. According to the plan, the cuts would save $26 million over three years.

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