UPDATE: Fayette Co. School Board Looks At Proposed Budget

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 5/06 10:07 pm
After school board meetings, public comments and community forums, the Fayette County School Board is now looking at a proposed budget.

Superintendent Tom Shelton showed his plan to the board Monday night.

The proposed budget of almost $426 million is about $6 million less than last year.

That's a big difference from the $19 million that Dr. Shelton had originally said needed to be cut.

He said Fayette Schools could make up the difference from local taxes and state funding.

There are some job cuts under the proposal.

About 60 full-time teacher or principal positions would be eliminated.

It would also cut fifty jobs from the Central Office, transportation and school warehouse.

And another 30 positions would be eliminated among school aides and maintenance staff.

Meanwhile, teachers would get a one percent raise for the next school year.

The district would also put more money into the teacher's retirement system.

The board is expected to vote on the proposed budget when it meets on May 19th.
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