x

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS | Get the local news and weather where you live from 5NEWS. Covering Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and all of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.

Bentonville School Board Approves $2 Million In Budget Cuts

The Bentonville School Board approved just over $2 million of cuts to the 2014-2015 school year budget on Monday night. The board voted for the cuts at its regu...

"We are trying to do three things, and the first thing we are trying to do is to not use growth money in our budget for next year," he said. "We would like to be able to have the funds necessary for when our high school opens in 2016. We have got to have those operational funds. We would also like to give our employees a raise."

Poore said the reduction in staff will happen through a natural process, as staff  members retire and move to new places.