When the Roseburg School District faced a budget shortfall from declining enrollment, district officials agreed to some sacrifices. In the past five years, the district has cut $10 million from its budget, while striving to preserve essentials, according to Superintendent Larry Parsons. Teaching jobs, school programs and student classroom days were among those priorities. As a result, it’s been years since the district has invested in major maintenance projects and updated curriculum and technology, he said. “We had to take money from somewhere and it was those three things,” Parsons said. “The cost of that was these three things were …
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