Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent, Eugene G. White proposed substantial budget cuts in May in reaction to a reduction of state funding for the 2012-2013 school year. White's plan would cut $27 million from spending across the district in order to fulfill the school system's financial responsibilities. "IPS has pledged to keep cuts as far away from the classroom as possible, and this budget proposal does that," White said. Although the cuts include layoffs, White said programs like art and physical education will be left unchanged. Property tax caps and the takeover of four schools are expected to affect the amount of support IPS receives from the state. The plan's $27 million adds to the $120 million already cut from the IPS general fund budget over the past five years.
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