The Watertown City Schools board of education has approved next year's proposed budget.
The 2013-2014 spending plan would raise tax levy by 5 percent and dips heavily into reserves by $12 million.
Included are cuts to purchasing and staff.
Board president Mike Flick says officials hope most cuts can be achieved through attrition.
The public votes on the budget next month.
Sunday, December 11, 2016, Watertown, NY
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