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School board seeking make major budget cuts...got ideas?

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By The Staff

The Gadsden County School Board and Superintendent Reginald James have been charged with finding ways to cut an already tight budget – and cuts could be as high as $6 million to $8 million.

A committee was formed to make suggestions for cuts, and those strategies were presented last week during two workshops. On the table for discussion were items such as school closings, job loss and transportation cutbacks.

The superintendent will consider those suggestions, along with those of board members, as he works to develop his recommendations.

Another workshop, to be held at the school board facility, has been set for 6 p.m. on April 14 to allow for more discussion on this topic. James has asked the general public to submit their suggestions as well, and the public is invited to attend the workshop to voice their concerns and opinions.

James is expected to make his recommendation to the board during the April school board meeting, set for April 28 at 6 p.m.

We want to hear from you. Do you have some rock solid ideas on how the budget could be cut? Send an e-mail to Angye Morrison, managing editor, at editor@gadcotimes.com, or call her at 627-7649. We want to know what you think!