This morning, another school district reported using stimulus funds to save music programs:
Teaching positions and librarian schedules could be spared this year in the county's largest school district. Other potential staff reductions in areas like maintenance and custodial operations also may not be necessary.
If the Roseburg Public Schools Budget Committee follows staff suggestions made Tuesday night, the district could add back $1 million of an anticipated $5 million cut, saving several items from a hotly contested list of possible reductions.
At the committee's second meeting, Chief Operations Officer Lance Colley told panel members that the Legislature's promise to add $400 million to the $5.6 billion state education allocation would give the district an unexpected $1.5 million for this year's budget.