Gadsden County Schools Prepare for Budget Changes

By: La'Tasha Givens Email
By: La'Tasha Givens Email

School officials say stimulus money has run out and now they are left with a 4 million dollar shortfall.

Last night the school board held a closed door meeting to review the budget. Administrators say an independent committee has examined all options to meet the budget demands.

Some of the items on the list to consider were to combine East and West Gadsden High School, close the magnet school and cut 17 positions.

Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald James says, "What the citizens need to know is that these are just ideas. Some of them will never be utilized and some of them will. The committee is generating ideas that will help our deficit. We certainly appreciate their hard work and dedication." James also says he would strongly consider not combing the schools or closing the magnet school.

Administrators say they will continue to meet and comb through ways to cut cost and stay within the budget. We'll keep you updated on any new information the district releases.

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