LANCASTER - Garrard County schools will receive $13,316 less in state funding for fiscal year 2004, officials learned Tuesday.
Gov. Ernie Fletcher's office notified the Board of Education of the cuts as part of his general fund reductions to close the state's budget gap.
Superintendent Ray Woolsey called the cuts "not significant," but said, "The problem is, it has to be made up by us. This money has already been spent."
What really hurts, he said, is that the state has ordered changes in preschool hours that will cost county schools $50,000 for busing this year and $100,000 the next.