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Kingsport City School’s budget $3.2 million out of balance

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 22 2013 04:57:28 PM CDT
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Kingsport City Schools could be facing a multi-million dollar budget shortfall.

At a school board work session last week, officials presented a preliminary budget for next year that is $3.2 million out of balance.

Kingsport City Schools’ spokesperson Andy True told us those figures represent a projected need for increasing enrollment, cost-of-living raises, new academic programs, even two new school resource officers. "It's always a goal for us to be able to have you know the materials and personnel to provide an excellent school system for our community, because that's what we feel is the expectation of us," said True.

A formal budget proposal will be presented to the school board in May.

A final budget will be sent to city's Board of Mayor and Alderman.