NewsCovering Colorado


COVID-19 impacting local school district budgets

District 70
Posted at 10:22 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 00:22:30-04

PUEBLO — COVID-19 is having an impact on local school district's budgets.

Pueblo County District 70 said it anticipates cutting about 10 percent of its budget, about $7 million.

But we hope things will be flat. We hope things won't impact our staff and our students and that we will be able to recover from the pandemic. We'll get back to maybe not the old normal but something of a new normal," Todd Seip with the distirct said.

How deep the cuts will be depends on the state's budget at the end of May.

D70 is looking toward a hiring freeze, as well as forgoing out of state travel and reducing supplies in an effort to save money.