Hazelwood, MO (KTRS) Many parents, teachers, and students in a north county school district are angry over budget reductions that would include major cuts to elementary band and physical education.
That anger spilled over Tuesday night when an overflow crowd showed up for the Hazelwood School Board meeting. Most who showed up couldn’t attend because district officials refused to move the meeting to a larger venue.
The district has seen a 22-percent decrease in assessed value since 2008. District leaders say reserves are drying up so the cuts are necessary.
Some at the meeting said the board should reduce the number of administrators, not cut teachers from important programs like band and physical education.