Schools Brace For Cuts

Schools in the east may be in store for more budget cuts next year after Governor Perdue said more cuts are needed because of a 3 billion dollar budget gap.

Greene County school officials say the news that they are going to possibly have more budget cuts isn't surprising, but it is going to be tough on them.

These potential cuts would come on top of cuts that school systems are dealing with already. Many teaching assistants have been let go in Greene County within the past year because of these cuts.

Superintendent Patrick Miller says they've tried to trim all the fat without impacting students, but says with more cuts, that may no longer be possible. "We have cut and cut for the past several years and we have trimmed the fat out of our budget. At this point, additional cuts will simply mean we will bleed from somewhere."

Miller says the school system will do the best they can when making these tough decisions.

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