Capital Beat: For Franklin schools, budget divide is adding to anxiety
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There’s good news and bad news for the Franklin city school district. The bad news: Finances have been devastated. Up against a rash of enrollment drops, cuts and a mandatory tax cap, school officials have made a string of brutal cutbacks, including the elimination of 37 positions in four years – 11 of which came last May.
The good: This year is a prime year to get a boost from the state. There’s a budget surplus, fairly strong revenues and plenty of political momentum to move more money into schools.