Dothan School Funding

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Houston County school officials are being told they need to look for more funding if they are going to stop overcrowding.

Birmingham financial consultants were brought in Wednesday to review the school system's debt and borrowing capabilities.

However, the school system officials learned one of the largest contributors to help the system expand, may no longer be an option.

"Any kind of borrowing that we do is based on the 1 cent sales tax and that will expire in 2014. So, us being able to do a 25 to 30 year bond issus, that's not an option because of the expiration of that 1 cent sales tax," said Superintendent Tim Pitchford of Houston County School.

Officials say they will now look towards short-term borrowing and building.


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