WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue February 5, 2013
Barren County School District Facing Big Budget Cuts
Education officials in south-central Kentucky say cuts are likely as the school district faces a budget shortfall of nearly $1 million.
The Glasgow Daily Times reports Barren County school district Superintendent Bo Matthews told the Board of Education during a special-called meeting on Monday night that a $900,000 shortfall is expected from the 2012-13 to the 2013-2014 budget.
Matthews said cuts are likely due to the shortfall.
District Finance Director John Stith said one reason for the shortfall is unexpected costs, including a portion of the $50-$60 million Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust deficit which has to be paid off by school districts across the state.
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