District 51 approves 2013-14 budget

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Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The District 51 School Board has approved the budget for the 2013-14 school year.

For the first time in a few years, there is more money in the district's budget, some of which will be spent on new school programs.

One of the programs is aimed at intervention, through which students who are falling behind would get extra support. The intervention program has received $500,000 in funding.

The district was also able to hire some new teachers:
• Adding four new teachers at the elementary level.
• Adding four new teachers at middle schools.
• Adding six new teachers for special needs students.

Also at the school board meeting, the board declared that late board member Harry Butler's seat was vacant. Starting Wednesday, anyone interested can apply for the empty seat. You can find more information about the applications by clicking here.

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