Schools chief objects to pushes from governor, lawmakers

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Chapman: Schools have worked for years to cut costs, improve reading

By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

CANNELTON - The superintendent and high-school principal for Cannelton City Schools expressed dissatisfaction Jan. 21 about actions in Indianapolis that could affect education here, including instructions to cut budgets and hold students back who don't prove by the third grade they can read.

Al Chapman explained at a regular school-board meeting spending cuts in 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years added up to almost $3,000 per student and came in the areas of "your teachers, your personnel, your materials, supplies, everything."

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