Speakers fight for teachers

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — It became obvious at the Carroll School Board's Feb. 10 meeting that both citizens and educators feel anxious about what the Virginia budget shortfall means for the county.

The board held its first public hearing on the coming 2009-2010 fiscal year, and several people showed up to voice support for the teachers.

Citizen Nancy Rouse, has children at Hillsville Elementary and Carroll High. She said that, as the co-president of the PTSO at the elementary, she's talked to teachers about their concerns with the budget.

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