GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI)-- Teachers and staff will be cut at the Granite City School District to make up for a budget deficit.
Half the elementary music teachers and half the PE teachers were cut. As well as a Spanish teacher, reading specialist and 2 truancy officers.
Parents of band students turned out in hopes of keeping the program on the books.
The district claims they've been financially hurt by the loss of general state aid, transportation reimbursement and loss of property tax revenue.