Seminole County superintendent threatens to cut music, art, and athleticsPosted: August 27, 2011
Schools in Seminole County, Florida, could cut music, art, and athletics to make up for a $22 million budget shortfall. WFTV Orlando. reported that the county could also close down schools or go on a four-day week.
Superintendent Bill Vogel said he doesn’t support cutting the programs, but doesn’t have many other options. He wants to put a voter referendum on the presidential primary ballot in March, so it won’t cost anymore money.
The board is asking for a one mil increase, which would bring an extra $25 million to the district every year. The board will discuss budget cuts again in September.