The Baldwin County Board of Education knows how much money it will be getting from the fed eral stimulus plan over the next two years, but education officials are still unsure how the money will affect their plan for layoffs. Superintendent Faron Hollinger does know, however, that he will start letting employees know by the end of April if they will be terminated at the end of the school year.
Educators across the state face an uphill battle as they try to trim spending after Gov. Bob Riley declared pro ration, the state’s term for across-the-board cuts in education.
Hollinger said he’s planning on the system receiving $11.5 million from the federal government for two years for a total of $23 million. He said he does not know exactly how that money will be directed, but he hopes to preserve as many jobs as possible