The Santa Fe Public Schools board approved the new [auth] $185.2 million operating budget Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. The district approved the budget before New Mexico lawmakers have settled on a budget for state government. The district is cutting back on administration, school site budgets, special needs education and alternative high school programs to save about $1.6 million.
Officials have not said which jobs will be eliminated.
Chief Financial Officer Carl Gruenler says the school sites and special education reductions are in line with a decrease in enrollment.
The school district needs to submit its budget to the state Public Education Department for approval by the end of the month.