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Collier school board approves $16.5 million in budget cuts

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Collier County School Board member Pat Carroll listens to public comment during the school board meeting Tuesday in 2012.

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Collier County School Board member Pat Carroll listens to public comment during the school board meeting Tuesday in 2012.

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Sarah Van Gemert, second from right, Scott Stahl, right, both media specialists at Barron Collier High School, and Elaine Gates, second from left, and Rebecca Endrelunas, left, media specialists at Gulf Coast High School, listen as the Collier County School board approve $16.5 million in budget cuts at the board meeting Tuesday in Naples. The cuts will include reducing the number of media specialists in Collier County schools.
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Collier County School Board member Kathleen Curatolo, left, talks to fellow member Julie Sprague talks about proposed budget cuts during the meeting Tuesday night. Sprague was the one dissenting vote for the motion to cut $16.5 million from the budget.
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Chris Johnston, center, an English, drama and television production teacher at Barron Collier High School, speaks with Jose Hernandez Golden Gate High School, and Becky Newell after the Collier County School District will approved a $16.5 million in budget cut at the board meeting Tuesday in Naples.
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Elaine Gates, a media specialist at Gulf Coast High School, speaks to the Collier County School board about the importance of media specialists in schools during the school board meeting Tuesday in Naples. The school board approved a $16.5 million budget cuts which will reduce the number of media specialists in Collier County schools.
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Chris Black, a media specialists a Lely High School, listens as the Collier County School board approve $16.5 million in budget cuts at the board meeting Tuesday in Naples. The cuts will include reducing the number of media specialists in Collier County schools.
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Connie Steed, a general assistant at Pelican Marsh Elementary School, listens as the Collier County School board approve $16.5 million in budget cuts at the board meeting Tuesday in Naples. The cuts will include reducing the number of media specialists in Collier County schools.
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Collier County School Board members Barbara Berry, left, and Roy Terry listen to public comment during the school board meeting Tuesday in Naples. The school board approved a $16.5 million budget cuts which will reduce the number of media specialists in Collier County schools.
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Collier County School District Chief Operations Officer Michele LaBute talks about the $16.5 million in budget cuts at the board meeting Tuesday night. The Collier County School Board voted for the budget cuts.
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John Tuttle, right, the executive director of the Collier County Education Association (CCEA), and Laura Marzano, the first vice president of the CCEA, listen as the Collier County School Board approve a $16.5 million in budget cut at the board meeting Tuesday in Naples.
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Collier County School Board member Julie Sprague talks about how she can't support the proposed budget cuts because it would reduce the number of media specialists in county schools. Sprague was the one dissenting vote for the motion to cut $16.5 million from the budget during the meeting Tuesday in Naples.
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Collier County School Board member Pat Carroll listens to public comment during the school board meeting Tuesday in 2012.

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