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Votes tonight to cut $15 million from Richmond Public Schools

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)The deadline looms for the Richmond School Board to make the final decisions on how to cut $15 million dollars in spending.

The board will vote on a proposal that includes more than a hundred layoffs, and five unpaid furlough days.

The board will also decide whether to close more than the four under-populated schools recommended for closure by the rezoning committee.

Also up for vote is whether employees must contribute five percent of their salary to the state's retirement system.

A vote is scheduled for seven p.m. tonight.

Our Lorenzo Hall will be there and we will have a full report tonight at 11 p.m. and on WTVR.com.

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