State Education Department officials are applauding Governor Bob Holden’s move to release $127-Million in education money withheld since last summer’s budget disputewith Republican lawmakers. Department spokesman Jim Morris says while the money comes in too late to do much good for this school year, it could help for next year’s budgeting. Fro example, schools have to notify non-veteran teachers – known as probationary teachers – if they are going to hire them for next year by April 15th. Morris says this release should help a lot of schools make that decision.
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