City Schools Facing Budget Deficit

December 21, 2012

It's back to the drawing board when it comes to the Charlottesville City school budget, the city is facing another budget deficit this year.

City and school leaders met Friday afternoon to figure out a plan to fill a $1.4 million gap in the school budget.
School leaders say steadily declining state and federal funds are causing the short-fall.

"It's really been a revenue issue for us," said Director of Finance Ed Gillaspie. "It started with a significant pull back from the state since the economy kind of destabilize back in 09. We've lost about thirty-four percent of our state funding."

The city school board will be presenting a final plan in February, along with a complete breakdown of any spending or job cuts.

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