Budgets tight as students return to class in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - School budgets are tight as thousands of
students return to class in Alabama this week.

Some systems have had to cut staff, and teachers are coping with
reductions in the amount of money they can spend for classroom
supplies.

In Sylacauga, school testing coordinator Patrick Littleton says good stewardship is a priority during trying times like these.

Tax revenues are down, and that's forced state officials to cut
school budgets by 11 percent for the current fiscal year.

More reductions are likely when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.


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