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School System Might Have To Lay Off Some Employees

By: Jeff Allen
By: Jeff Allen

The Superintendent of the Harlan County School System says he'll likely have to lay off employees as part of budget cuts the school board passed Thursday night.

The state requires all school systems to keep a certain amount of extra money in their budgets for possible expenses that might come up.

In order to meet that requirement the Harlan County School Board had to make $130,000 in cuts.

They're raising the transportation rate each school pays for extra curricular activities and they're cutting sixty thousand dollars from their site based funds, which pay for classroom materials

Superintendent Tim Saylor says about three to four school employees will probably be laid off.

The school board recently approved a tax rate increase that some board members said was not high enough to balance their budget.

WYMT talked with a board member that says she wanted to keep tax rates low for families, but members of the school board say something had to give and it looks like now, according to the superintendent, that means about three to four people will be losing their jobs.


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