School budget still up for debate with state funding
by Hawkins Teague
Feb 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although Tim McGinnis, superintendent for Trigg County Schools, is glad that he may be looking at a continuation budget next school year, he said that it still counts as a cut and that there are many things yet to be determined.

Earlier in January, McGinnis had received an e-mail from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon Droud telling him to consider a budget with a seven percent cut in the SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) program, which allocates school districts’ main funding across the state. He said he is now looking at the prospect of a continuation budget. While McGinnis said that he is relieved that there won’t be a seven percent cut in SEEK, there are many other factors in cost that could affect the district.

“I truly do feel appreciative that (the state) is trying to hold on to primary and secondary education when there’s a budget shortfall, but that doesn’t lessen my concern rising costs,” McGinnis said. “Over the last six or seven years, there has not been much new money, and it has forced us to cut back on bus purchases, investments in technology and needed repairs and upgrades to facilities.”

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