A former school superintendent who is in his first term as a State Representative says he doesn’t care for the budget cuts coming to state schools but believes school districts will survive. Representative Maynard Wallace of Thornfield says some of the complaints about educational funding cuts come from people with short memories. Wallace says the past few years have been good for public schools and many administrators used that time to build up reserves that will be invaluable in coping with state budget cuts. He does warn colleagues though that schools cannot absorb such cuts for too long. The state budget approved by the legislature cuts $163-Million from the state school funding formula and $26-Million from programs such as transportation and gifted programs.
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