|Rep. Turbiville: Schools must deal with cuts|
|Saturday, 05 February 2011 15:22|
Once again, education funding sparked a heated debate among audience members. State Representative Charles Turbiville says each school district is entitled to deal with the cuts as they choose and it may affect each one differently. But he says it's something the schools must do if the state wants to solve the 127 million dollar shortfall. Rep. Charles Turbiville says, "There may be some classes that are discontinued and there may very well be some people that have to loose their jobs. That's unfortunate, but, we have got to get this structural deficit taken care of and I told everybody today, 'hang on, work with us this one year'. Hopefully next year we'll be back and we will be able to start funding at the level that we have been doing in the past." Turbiville says there is discussion in the Legislature right now to only cut education funding by 5.4% rather than 10%. He says we'll have to wait and see what the governor decides.