Richmond school officials trim $6 million off budget shortfall

The leadership of the Richmond County school system has whittled a $24.5 million budget shortfall to a shortfall just shy of $18 million, but how to close the rest of the gap is still to be determined.

Several options are being considered, including furloughs. However, even if the school board exercises all of the options presented to them a $10 million shortfall will still remain.

The school board will hold its first discussion of the fiscal year 2010 budget during a special called meeting set for 10 a.m. Monday.

Continue to check AugustaChronicle.com for updates and read the full story about the budget shortfall in this Sunday’s print editions of The Chronicle.

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