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Alternative school reconsidered


The school district’s Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program might be coming back.

The alternative school program was cut last summer due to budget crunches, but could be coming back, Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board Feb. 26.

Last July, in the midst of shaping this school year budget, the district was faced with cutting some $700,000 from its staff and programs in order to present a balanced budget.

On the chopping block, along with some personnel and other programs was the district’s ALE program.

Turner noted that about a dozen students in the program left the di...

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