By Courtney Culey
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer
Bath Community Schools face an $810,000 budget deficit for the 2011-2012 due to cuts made by the Michigan State Legislature. Superintendent Jake Huffman said education is the number one priority. Despite the large deficit, school officials are doing their best to avoid hindering the students’ educational experience. “Every district in the state took a significant hit this school year because of the decisions our state legislators felt they needed to make,” Huffman said. “Our district is actually in very good shape due to the hard work of board members, teachers, administrators, and staff members.”
Huffman said the board has been working since April to cut expenses and are continuing to do so. As of May, Huffman said the board approved $488,000 of cuts and reductions.