Monday, July 20, 2009

Cuts still loom for Sarasota school district

SARASOTA COUNTY -- The Sarasota County School Board will hold its first tentative budget hearing Tuesday, following a regular board meeting. And despite drastic budget cuts, positions will still be lost.

The board has been working since last fall to trim its 2009-10 budget, and has succeeded in identifying more than $40 million, or about 20 percent, that can be cut.

While visiting family in Massachusetts over the weekend, Board Chair Caroline Zucker said about $31 million was the result of cuts, while the rest came from cost-saving measures. link

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