UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:09pm
WACO -- After voting against a two-tiered busing system to accommodate budget cuts Midway ISD will now cut teacher stipends.
In last night's board meeting members decided to reduce teachers hard-to-fill stipends by 50 percent for the next school year then completely by 2013 into 2014.
This will help avoid income pay cuts and will save the district almost $165,000.
"The stipends that will be cut are the hard-to-fill areas which actually aren't hard to fill anymore because of the state of education. So it's essentially paying a stipend for something that doesn't exist anymore," said Traci Marlin, Midway ISD spokesman.
The board also approved accepting more out-of-district transfer students to increase revenue because for every new student attending Midway the district receives $6,000 dollars from the state.