Stimulus means no layoffs for Enterprise schools

Five million dollars in federal stimulus monies over the next two years will ensure no teacher layoffs' in one of the largest Wiregrass school districts'.

Friday in a special called meeting of the Enterprise City School System Superintendent Dr. Jim Reese discussed job transfers and personel hires for the upcoming year.

The new federal money along with the passage of a state education budget is all good news for Enterprise.

It ensures they’ll be “no” layoffs in the district which employs more than seven-hundred people.

“Fortunate to get a good state education budget passed and the stimulus monies as well will enhance the system significant," says Dr. Reese.

Earlier this year, Dr. Reese feared that a state budget shortfall would result in possibly the loss of 30 or more teaching positions.

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  • by KL Location: Enterprise on May 9, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    Gotta admire states like Texas, SC & MS etc that told Wash DC to go stick their stimulus money and the strings attached to it. Alabama has become a "toadie" state dancing to Obama's tune with tin cup in hand. If the education lottery had won the vote in '98 we wouldn't have a broke school system. Dr Reese is a beggar with his cup out hoping Wash DC can spare a dime.
  • by Taxed Enough on May 9, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    It is still Taxation no matter what it is called, We just don't have any say so in regard to authorization of the so called Stimulus Package. But we are going to Pay for it over the next several years,, Thanks Washington we Needed That!!
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