By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Schools weather federal cuts this year
Placeholder Image

Despite losing over $139,000 in federal dollars, the congressional budget crunch will cost no jobs in the Warren County School System – at least this year.
“We conserved enough not to have to make cuts in any of our federal programs,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox.
Federal sequestration set a solid debt ceiling for the year meaning some areas did not get anticipated increases in funding. One such area was federal education programs that are administered through local school systems. The federal programs run the gamut from federally subsidized nutrition to certain educational programs.
Locally, Warren County lost $139,034 in federal funding for the coming year.
“We kind of knew it was coming,” Cox said, noting the system was able to conserve some funds so its programs could continue uninterrupted. “We actually feared the cuts would be even deeper.”
While able to weather the storm this year, Cox said the prospects aren’t nearly so good for the next year if sequestration continues.
“We may have to take a closer look at making cuts next year,” Cox admitted.