More School Budget Cuts
Not long after Marion County school leaders told more than 500 teachers that their contracts would not be renewed next year, the school system received another blow.
Marion school leaders were planning to cut 33- million dollars from their budget. Yesterday, they learned that number will be closer to 40 -million.
School leaders say that as far as cuts go, almost everything is on the table.
They've discussed going to a four day school week, which would save over 3 million dollars, and are looking at more job cuts.
Some parent's say they'd be willing to pay higher taxes.
Concerned mother Lucy Hathaway says,
"I think that there's a lot of things we could probably pay higher taxes on like even cigarettes, and i'm a smoker."
Marion County schools is also looking at changing bus routes, cutting down employee hours, and getting rid of athletic supplements for coaches.
- Gainesville Police Department Braces For More Budget Cuts
- Budget Cuts to Schools Part I
- Senator Steve Oelrich Addresses School Budget Cuts
- Schools Hit Hard With Budget Cuts
- School Budget Cuts
- Budget Cuts School Funding
- Alachua County School Budget Cut Outrage
- Parents Organize Against School Budget Cuts
- Parents Upset About State Cuts To Local School Budgets
- Budget Cuts to Universities Part II