Richardson Cuts Schools

Alabama School Supt. Dr. Ed Richardson has told school officials not to count on funding for basic school supplies.

Richardson met with school leaders from across the state Friday discussing what cuts will have to be made in Alabama's schools.

He says there will be no money for textbooks, library upgrades, or teacher training over the next 12 months.

Richardson also called Alabama's General Fund a "complete disaster."

The cuts will affect each of Alabama's 129 school districts.

Both Dothan City and Houston County schools will each approve their balanced school budgets on Monday, Oct. 13.

The deadline for sending those budgets to Montgomery is Oct. 15.