PORT HASTINGS, N.S. - The budget for Nova Scotia's Strait Regional School Board includes teaching and staff reductions.
Board members approved a budget of more than $82.6 million for 2013-2014 at a special meeting Thursday.
Fifteen teaching positions have been eliminated, but all were done through attrition.
Thirteen full-time equivalent support staff positions were also eliminated — seven through attrition, while the remaining six employees were able to exercise their bumping rights.
Board officials had their provincial funding reduced this year by more than $1 million dollars.
The board is projecting a decline of roughly 270 students in the next school year.