Tough Times Squeezing Alabama School Districts

By: The Birmingham News
By: The Birmingham News

Sumter County is among Alabama school districts facing possible financial intervention from the state.

That's according to an article published in today's Birmingham News.

State officials said it was not because of mismanagement, but lack of tax revenue and cuts because of proration.

It reported Sumter County needs about $900,000 to get out of the red and make it through the rest of the fiscal year.

It also stated Sumter County is in a better position that some districts because it owns vacant surplus property it can sell.

Officials say no system has been left untouched by proration.

A link to the entire article by Marie Leach is provided below.

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