Garrett: school funding could get worse

Logan School Superintendent Marshall Garrett admits it is a different school year following massive budget cuts and the reduction or elimination of some positions.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Garrett said things could be worse this year because federal funding that was available last year will not be available this year. “The challenge we are up against now,” Garrett said, “is the budget projections and potential reductions will get us to a point where we are going to be impacting the ability for us to provide the high quality of expectations that our community and our state has asked for in education.”These potential further reductions, Garrett said, could take the school system beyond the point of providing a quality education. “My concern is that there is a point where you say ‘you can’t go below this line.'”Garret says that means the legislature will be asked to look for other revenue sources to keep education at that line. He says he’s hopeful that dialogue will take place this year.

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