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Fuel, other costs rising for Galax schools

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By April Wright, Reporter

With a slumping economy and high fuel costs, Galax Schools' Superintendent Sam Cook is concerned about receiving enough state sales tax revenue to help fund the proposed $13.73 million budget that has been approved by Galax City Council.

The revised 2007-08 school budget included $1.01 million in sales tax revenue. This year, the school system hopes to receive $1.03 million, an $18,000 increase.

The city and school board also estimate the following revenue:

• $8.51 million from state funds including sales tax, a $1,038,848 increase


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