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Our View: Thumbs up to working together to reduce deficits

Thumbs up: To working together to reduce deficits. This week, DeKalb-based School District 428 announced its 2013-14 deficit had been whittled from a projected $2.7 million to about $1.5 million, thanks in part to salary concessions agreed to in a new contract with the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Union. In a contract finalized before the start of this school year, the teachers’ union agreed to a salary freeze for members this year, which saved the district about $750,000, school officials said. A 4.8 percent decrease in health insurance premiums also saved another $511,000. Although the district still must search for ways to bring its expenses in line with its revenue, it is good to see cooperation between the teachers and the school board h

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