By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia Public Schools Superintendent Mike Phipps discussed looming budget cuts during Monday’s school board meeting.
The state budget, or House Bill 2, is up for review at the legislature in Santa Fe today. Phipps said the current package includes 2 percent cuts to public education.
“I expect we will get up to 2 percent of our operational account cut and that employees will have to give up part of their benefits, which will affect their take-home pay,” Phipps said.
Phipps said that while he does not know exactly what the decision will be on HB 2, a slash to the public education budget is inevitable. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.