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Ala school chief proposes major changes for public schools
By Ala. schools to deal with severe budget cuts in 2010
Montgomery, AL – - State schools Superintendent Joe Morton
has presented his plan for how Alabama's 132 school systems can
survive sharp budget cuts expected in the budget the Legislature
will work on next year.
Morton unveiled his plan to state school board members Thursday.
Morton proposed the Legislature pass a constitutional ammendment
that would require lawmakers to appropriate funds to all education
institutions based on the number of students enrolled at each
He also recommended freezing the amount the state pays to the
health insurance plan for education employees and raising the
amount of experience required for education employees to retire
from 25 years to 30 years. He also wants to increase the amount
education employees pay into their retirement plans.