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Board trims Mobile schools budget by $30M

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Mobile County school board has cut more
than $30 million from its $656 million budget, reducing summer
school and funding for many programs in Alabama's largest school
system.

Superintendent Roy Nichols recommended the cuts approved Tuesday
night to comply with state-mandated spending cuts and avoid
layoffs.

The latest reduction is on top of $17 million that the board cut when it adopted the original budget.

The board delayed a decision on setting aside $700,000 for the
renovation of Barton Academy, the historic 1830s structure that once housed school system offices in downtown Mobile.


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