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Hermantown cheer team funding restored

April 30, 2014
Associated Press

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — The Hermantown School Board has voted to reinstate funding for the high school's cheer team.

The board voted 4-2 Monday to restore the money. The vote comes two weeks after the board approved to cut the team's district dollars.

School officials said the cut was part of larger district-wide cuts. The board asked administration to cut $250,000. The cheer program was budgeted $2,500.

WDIO-TV ( ) reports cheerleaders cheered following the vote.

Board members who supported reinstating funding said they didn't have enough information when they made the cut at the last meeting.

But board chair Greg Carlson expressed concern about "saying it's OK to cut classrooms, just don't touch extra-curriculars."

The reinstated funding will allow the girls to hold tryouts for next fall's team before this school year is over.


Information from: WDIO-TV,



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