School Leaders Look for Solutions as Budget Challenges Grow

March 1, 2013

Without a compromise from Washington, we can begin seeing the affects of across the board budget cuts here in the Commonwealth.

Budget cuts and loss of funding have been a hot topic this year, and they are being fueled by the sequester.

School systems around Central Virginia could see some major cuts already, and thoughts of more cuts due to the sequester have caused decision makers to go back and think of bigger and better solutions.

Assistant City Manager David Ellis spoke about the budget challenges in the school system.

"Well, you know it's something you have to really just deal with the cards you are dealt. Look for opportunities with the school system to kind of close the gap, but it is difficult. It's a mid year budget issue and those are hard to address. I'm confident that we will find a way to do that."

Ellis says he expects to hear some decisions on the budget changes by the middle of next week.

There could also be cuts in social services, such as housing and financial help, along with other government funded programs.

All that can be done at this time is wait and see the outcome of these across the board budget cuts.


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