|Published: 10:01 AM, 05/22/2013
||Last updated: 10:01 AM, 05/22/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The Sweetwater Board of
Education passed the 2013-2014 school year budget during the May
School Board meeting.
After cuts in federal title programs
and Special Education were passed down to the local school system,
the budget this coming year is so tight it almost made a squeaking
sound as it was approved.
Director of Sweetwater City Schools Dr.
Melanie Miller said the school system projects to dip into its
reserve funds by nearly $294,000 this coming year to make ends meet.
That erases the nearly $254,000 the school system put back in the
reserve funds at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
In addition to cuts passed down by the
federal government, Miller said the school system was hit hard with
increases in insurance for employees and the expense of getting ready
for new online testing.
But Miller said the school system has
tried to keep the burdens off of employees.
See full story in the Wednesday, May 22, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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