BOE’s 2010 budget thinner than ’09

After months of spending cuts, shortfalls and layoffs, the Baldwin County Board of Education approved its 2010 fiscal year budget Sept. 10, cutting an additional $1.9 million in the week leading up to the vote in order to meet Alabama’s Sept. 15 deadline

The system’s total budget for 2010 exceeds $267 million, $75 million less than last year’s budget of $342 million. All major categories within the budget took financial hits; instructional services, which makes up 52 percent of the system’s total budget, is $8 million less than in 2009. Instructional support — the next biggest portion of the budget — is almost $5 million less and auxiliary services is $4 million less.

BOE’s 2010 budget thinner than ’09