The city school board will consider the superintendent's recommended budget Thursday night.
It's based on the premise that the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system would receive the same level of local funding in 2009-10 as it received in 2008-09. It requires approximately $800,000 in reductions because of higher costs for items such as employee health insurance and retirement.
But county officials have already indicated they may not be able to give the schools as much money next year, and both state and local governments are anxiously awaiting the latest sales tax numbers April 15. So school board members will also discuss Thursday other possible cuts they may need to make as a result of reduced local and state funding. Read about those possible cuts here in a pdf file.