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Sullivan school budget still more than $3 million short

May 11th, 2013 9:08 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan school budget still more than $3 million short

BLOUNTVILLE — Even if Sullivan County’s school system cut 24 teaching positions and allocated $2 million in unallocated fund balance toward its budget, its 2013-14 budget still would be more than $3.2 million short.

That was part of the bleak budget picture painted for the Board of Education Saturday by Director of Schools Jubal Yennie and finance director Leslie Bonner. Yennie recommended cutting the 24 teaching positions as a start.

“We’re $3 million short by using our savings,” BOE member Randall Jones said during the four-hour budget work session.

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