IPS cuts $27 million from budget

April 28, 2010

The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted unanimously to cut nearly $27 million from its 2010-2011 budget Tuesday night. School Board President Michael Brown said the plan was designed to save teachers’ jobs, but at least 100 positions were cut, including 20 school police officers and 20 custodial workers. District officials say the plan keeps many programs alive, including art and music for elementary students. Officials warn more cuts are likely in 2011. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.