School Board Holds Budget Workshop
Now that the legislative session is over, public school administrators in Florida have a better idea of what they're looking at for the upcoming school year-- or the amount of state money they have to work with.
In Alachua County, public schools will be taking over a seven million dollar cut, according to administrators who held a budget workshop Friday morning.
"This is an opportunity for the board to hear exactly what our situation is going to be, and start talking about how we're going to address it," said Jackie Johnson, district spokesperson.
Johnson says everything is being looked at.
"Keep in mind-somewhere in the neighborhood of 85% of our budget is tied up in people," she said.
Board members asked Keith Birkett, assistant superintendent for planning and budget, to come back with recommendations on meeting the shortfall, which will be presented at the next budget workshop.
The state requires school districts to adopt a budget in September.
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