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First draft of schools budget almost $4 million in the red

Budget Committee members voted to defer action on the first draft of the Washington County School System’s 2016 budget, which is $3.6 million out of balance.

During the May 13 meeting, Director of Schools Ron Dykes noted the system is significantly underfunded compared to surrounding counties, and reminded committee members the Race to the Top funds from the state are no longer being received.

“Textbooks came in much higher than expected, almost $1 million for textbooks for K-12,” he said in an overview of the expenses. More...

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