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School Districts Getting By

September 27th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

State lawmakers were in Tallahassee today to begin cutting the state budget by a billion dollars. The actual session begins next week, but committees of the House and Senate began debating where to cut. The states 67 school systems dodged a bullet. The recommended cuts are coming in at less than 2 percent, which should not affect classroom instruction says Wayne Blanton of the Florida School Boards Association Were probably going to have a 1 point 2 to one point three percent cut. Most school districts have about a 2 or 3% reserve. And if we can stay below that 2% level and get down to about a 1.3..which is what they are going to do, we wont lose any services at the local level.”
120 million is being cut from a general allocation to the school districts. Another 18 million is coming from money to reduce class size.

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