|Published: 9:59 AM, 06/03/2013
||Last updated: 10:00 AM, 06/03/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-State and federal budget
cuts could mean local governments are forced to pay more to run
The budget cuts along with some
increased expenses are putting a strain on the Sweetwater City School
system, Director of Schools Dr. Melanie Miller told Sweetwater city
commissioners during a a workshop Tuesday night.
"I am not asking the city for any
more money in this year's (2013-2014 budget)," Miller said.
But Miller said she would like the City
Commission to keep the school system in mind when they start
preparing for next year's budget.
In addition to the loss of funding in
federal programs and from the state for special education, school
systems across the state are having to spend money to upgrade their
computers and computer infrastructure to be ready for new online
testing in 2015. The city system will also have to spend $85,000 out
of its bond fund on a new special education bus along with $96,000 on
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