State Tax Shift Impacts Big Sandy Schools Taxpayers

Going into this past legislative session the state was facing a revenue shortfall. When there is a shortfall in revenue, cuts are made across the board to address the shortage. With public education being a large portion of the state’s budget it was likely that public education would see some cuts.

When the session ended, Big Sandy School did not see a decrease in our budget as our budget stayed relatively the same, but how our budget was funded changed dramatically. In order to maintain the same general fund budget the state chose to take a portion of that funding that the state normally fund...