11:20am

Fri August 14, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery's New School Superintendent Analyzes the System's Budget

Montgomery, Alabama – The Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Thompson, says the school system is bracing for the possibility of deeper cuts in the amount of state funds it receives.

Writing in her blog on the Montgomery Public Schools website, Dr. Thompson states that the system is beginning the school year with a budget that is almost $8
MILLION below state funding from the final prorated amount of 2009.

Dr.Thompson says there is "a real possibility" there could be a 6 percent proration announced as the new fiscal year begins in October.