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Anderson schools face big budget deficit

by IPR News

August 11, 2010

The Anderson Community Schools Board was given startling, but unsurprising budget numbers Tuesday night.  Business Manager Kevin Brown says the school district faces an $8.8 million budget shortfall by the year 2011.  And by 2013, that shortfall could rise to more than $20 million.  Brown says those are worst-case scenario numbers.  In the best situation, A-C-S will have a 2011 budget shortfall of $800,000.  For that to happen, voters will have to pass a tax referendum in November that adds 52 cents to the district’s tax rate.  Brown also says he expects the district to lose 600 students next year.