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Charlottesville Schools Must Regroup after Budget Shortfall

Posted: Updated: Feb 7, 2013 09:35 PM EST

The Charlottesville City School Board is facing a tough battle trying to figure out how to make up for a $1.7 million budget shortfall.

At Thursday night's school board meeting, members talked about some hard-hitting cuts for the next school year. Some of those options include increasing classroom size, cutting administrative positions and getting rid of some vocational programs.

One person who spoke up about the budget wants to see more teacher input.

"I'm afraid they're just getting word from up high and they don't really have part in making some decisions and making some suggestions. So that's my biggest concern tonight, that there be transparency in the involvement of others," said Patricia Edwards.

The school board will have a budget work session next week to hash out some more details. It is expected to approve a budget by the end of the month that will then be presented to City Council in March.

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