Marion County School Budget
There's a good chance state funding sources will be changing for one school district in North Central Florida, but not without a price to taxpayers.
While federal stimulus money may save up to 500 teacher's jobs for at least one year, to keep this year's school budget at 277 million the senate has identified three revenue changes- that could not only affect the classroom but your wallet.
One change would cut principal's contracts to 10 months-- a pay cut.
School Board member Ron Crawford says,
"I don't know if the legislators really understand that during this summer period when children are in school this is when the work is done to get us ready for the next year, what we're really looking at is children coming back to school and not having their schedules in place."
A second change would be requiring the school board to raise property taxes.
The third change would cut school board members salaries to no more than legislator's salaries.
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