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Jan 13, 2011 6:37 PM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)

Darby School District superintendent resigns

DARBY - Darby School District's Superintendent Tim Bronk says he is resigning at the end of this school year due to budget cuts.

Bronk moved from Wisconsin to Montana over 11 years ago and hopes he can find a job within the state.

He says the board is looking to cut around $200,000 from their current budget by next year with the decision based on Governor Brian Schweitzer's proposed budget and information from the school board and other organizations.

Bronk predicts at least five other Darby staff members will lose their jobs by the end of the school year.

"You know we're going through some tough times and the legislature is, in my estimation, not funding education the way they should when we've got states neighboring states on all sides of us that are doing a much better job of it than what we've figured out how to do," said Bronk.

He added that school districts all along the Bitterroot will see budget cuts of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the next school year and that they will all have tough decisions to make in the near future.

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