Doing More With Less
As students bask in the summer sun, school districts brace for more budget cuts.
Florida is cutting 4.6 billion dollars from education with Governor Scott's spending proposal for the 2011-2012 school year. One school district is trying to look past the diminishing dollars
Levy County teachers are mapping out plans for next year, and like everybody else, they're doing it with a shrinking budget.
Director of curriculum, Patrick Wnek, says Levy County was prepared to lose 5.5 million federal dollars. After the state legislative session, their district lost another 2.2 million.
Wnek says 23 staffing positions have been cut in the county, and they still have lots of shaving to do in other areas.
School leaders are looking to see if they can streamline bus routes to save some dollars also. Budget drafts are due in mid July and from there student enrollment numbers from the first week of school will determine the exact amount of how much will get cut.
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