A Michigan School Board Votes to Sell Trees to Raise Cash

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A mid-Michigan school board has voted to sell some large, century-old trees near school offices to help plug a budget hole.

The DeWitt Board of Education voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve a budget with $43,000 in revenue from sale of trees on the wood lot.

Some trees are estimated to be up to 200 years old.

Finance Director Rob Spagnulo says the district still faces a $777,000 gap between income and spending for the coming year, meaning it will reduce its fund balance.

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