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Suttons Bay Schools Want Support In Tough Times

Suttons Bay Public Schools are trying to rally the community behind them in these tough times. Tonight the district held a public forum to explain the funding crisis that Michigan schools are going through, and to ask for input. Suttons Bay Schools are preparing to cut at least $500,000 from next school year's budget. The superintendent expects major cuts in state funding when stimulus funds run out. Now he's trying to get the community behind the district. He says asking the same question to many people will provide better help when they have to make difficult decisions. The district will be watching closely as the state meets for a revenue estimating conference next week. The superintendent believes it could shed some light on future cuts. Erika Waddell and photojournalist Justin DePrekel have the story.