Proration A Possibility for Alabama Schools

Dothan city schools, along with others across the state, may soon be affected by proration.

The move would be in direct response to Alabama’s struggling economy.

Dothan city schools are already making preparations to deal with possible cut backs. The City of Dothan allocated one million dollars earlier this year to help stretch the school systems budget.

Now it seems the school system may be facing even greater cut backs.

Dothan City Schools Superintendent Sam Nichols said, "The prediction now is somewhere between three and seven percent. What three percent means for us is about one million and a half additional dollars will have to be cut out of the 2009 budget, what seven percent means is 3 plus million."

Governor Bob Riley is expected to announce his findings on the necessity of proration after he looks over November sales figures across the state.

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