Hoover City School's funding task force discuss budget shortage

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Hoover's schools are trying to solve a $20 million budget shortfall.

Declining property taxes and funding cuts from the city and state have led to the budget dilemma for Hoover City Schools.

Superintendent Andy Craig went over the school system's finances with the funding task force.

The group, made of parents, educators and business leaders, is learning more about the budget shortfall to better understand the problems and help to address them.

"I know we are $20 million in the whole but we do have reserves. We don't want to keep using that as you know if we keep using that we won't have anything left.", said Mechelle Wilder , Task Force Member. "So now is the time for us to come together and work out problems."

The task force will meet again next month as a whole to share ideas and come up with cost cutting solutions to present to the school board.