Richmond school budget deficit up to $7.6 million, Bedden says

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:30 PM
Last updated 7:32 PM
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Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden announced today the school system's projected shortfall has grown to $7.6 million.

He made the statement after hearing state financial news in a conference call with Gov. Sonny Perdue this afternoon.

The governor told superintendents he will announce a 3 percent cut to the state education funding formula and the equivalent financial cut of three furlough days, Dr. Bedden said.

All non-education budgets will have 5 percent of their funding withheld, Dr. Bedden said.

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JustMe 07/21/09 - 06:55 pm
How come the fderal gov't can

How come the fderal gov't can bail out companies and can't do a thing to help our education system.

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Just My Opinion 07/21/09 - 07:12 pm
JustMe, you have a very good

JustMe, you have a very good point. The government doesn't care about the kids and they don't care about an industry that is predominantly female. You'll see the same don't-give-a-crud attitude towards the nursing profession. Anyway, back to the education topic, Perdue is hinting at the local superintendents to force teachers to furlough for 3 days, and you can bet your next paycheck that will do it on the scheduled teacher workdays. By doing this, they know that most of the teachers will feel obligated to go ahead and go on into work because they NEED to make use of this time to get things done in their classroom! That is exactly why you see teachers going into school way before their required due date before the school year actually starts...they need to get things set up because their first days back are crammed with time-consuming and time-wasting meetings!

happy 07/22/09 - 12:31 am
How/ Who paid for people to

How/ Who paid for people to go to Callaway Gardens and for a conference at the Doubletree this week ? RCBOE is also having an opening convocation on 8/3at the James Brown Arena with a guest much does that cost ?

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