Finance Committee Ponders Staff Reductions in Va. Schools

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon made the announcement during budget discussions Monday morning at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax when she informed those attending the school system is now facing a $439,779 deficit.

With 80 percent of the budget paying for salaries, finance committee member R. K. “Dick” Stoneman agreed saying, “positions are going to have to go.” 

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