Morton says Ala schools facing 'perilous times'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State schools Superintendent Joe Morton
says local school systems were warned in advance that their budgets
might be cut before the end of the current fiscal year.

But Morton said the 3 percent across-the-board cuts to the
education budget announced Monday by Gov. Robert Bentley might mean that more school systems will have to borrow money to keep
classrooms open until the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

He warned in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the budget
cuts could move some school systems closer to "the brink of
insolvency." He said Alabama schools are facing "perilous
times."

Morton said he was glad that Bentley announced the budget cuts
now rather than waiting until closer to the end of the fiscal year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Debra Location: Alabama on Mar 1, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    I feel that if budgets need to be cut maybe it is time for some serious evaluations of OTHER jobs being cut OUT and not our school systems. Our children are the furture of this world. Computers where to be used to less in the work load instead they seem to make the work load heavier, and open up positions for offices that aren't really needed. But then lets face facts most likely that is why our countries debt is in such a fowl mess. Office personel which include women sitting in the chairs gossiping and men with there 3 piece suits staring at a sharp dress woman walking by instead of putting out the work need. Oh by the way don't reply back saying I don't know what I am talking about. Working for a corporate company is just like working for our state & government. Let's use our state money where it is really needed.
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