Stimulus money 'rollover' will soften cuts in Galax

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By April Wright, Reporter

Rolling over $353,133 in stimulus funds from this fiscal year to the next means Galax schools will not endure layoffs and wage or program cuts, but will instead continue to implement innovative programs, said Galax Schools’ Superintendent Bill Sturgill.

The proposed 2010-2011 budget for Galax schools will have a reduction in funds of $755,000 from the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Budget figures for 2009-2010 show Galax schools received $6.761 million in state aid and $1.845 million in federal aid.

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