Little Rock School District superintendent Linda Watson told trustees last week that they needed to cut $8 million to $10 million from the fiscal 2010 budget by closing a school, eliminating teacher and counselor positions, and offering employees incentives to retire early.

Watson also suggested reducing the pay of administrators and principals by cutting 10 work days from the calendar, eliminating 12 assistant principal positions, and charging some families tuition for a pre-kindergarten program.

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