All cheered out: Budget cuts mean no more cheerleading at HHS
When budgets get squeezed, it's inevitable that programs are lost. That's exactly the case in the Hastings school district this year. Bundled in with a number of staff reductions across the district are the elimination of two high school extracurricular programs: cheerleading and the math team.
The cuts are a result of reduced school funding due to declining enrollment. The state pays schools a certain amount per pupil, and fewer students means fewer dollars.