BUDGET WORK: West Des Moines School District Cuts

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Budget cuts are on the agenda for the West Des Moines school district.

School leaders are looking for ways to cut $3 million out of its budget for the next two years. The school board is holding a workshop session at 5:15 p.m. Monday and will hold its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.

The meetings are open to the public.

More than 200 cost-saving suggestions were submitted by staff, parents, employee unions and others. Recommendations are tentatively scheduled to go to the school board in March.

The district is also holding three community meetings. The meetings will be at the Learning Resource Center on Mills Civic Parkway.

The dates and times for meetings are:

Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 17 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m.