Local schools preparing for proration

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A team of Jefferson County administrators, principals and staffers has been set up to address proration concerns.

Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Phillip Hammonds says the fear is cuts of anywhere from 2.5% to 4%. He adds that equals millions of dollars that would be taken from the school system's budget.

The team is already looking for ways to cut costs.

Tuscaloosa City Schools are facing similar money woes. They may lose 50 to 75 positions for year 2012. These are just projections brought to the school board's attention for the first time on Thursday night. The numbers are based on the budget and the possibility of proration as well as losing the $7 million in federal stimulus money that runs out September 30th.

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