Crestwood Schools Facing Cuts

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A school board in Luzerne County has approved a plan to cut nine positions and eliminate some programs.

At a meeting Thursday night in Mountain Top, the Crestwood School Board took up the 2012-2013 budget.

The district faces a shortfall and the proposed budget calls for eliminating eight teaching positions and a school nurse.

Officials also approved getting rid of some district programs.

The proposed budget does not include a tax increase, but some taxpayers in attendance said they would pay higher taxes to keep the staff.

The board will make the final vote on the budget in June.