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Galax looks ahead to budget challenges

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Superintendent says school board will need to make tough decisions this year

By Shannon Watkins

Galax schools will face a budget challenge this year.

At the Jan. 10 Galax City School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Sturgill noted that there is “close to a $300,000 hurdle” to get over already in the budget, due to the rising cost of Virginia Retirement System contributions and Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s financial supplement (with a local funding match) being taken away.


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