Parents say 'too little too late' to fix Floyd Co. school budget crisis

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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 9 at 8:38 AM

Hundreds of concerned parents flooded a school board meeting to voice their concerns about the potential closure of 4 southern Indiana elementary schools.

The school board announced last week that the schools could close in effort to make up a $7 million budget crisis.

Parents sounded off Monday night for 4 hours trying to race against the clock to fix the school's problems.

Many of them believed the school system should have asked for their help earlier saying it was all 'too little too late" to really make any difference.

The school board is set to vote Thursday on a budget plan that recommends closing the Children's Academy of New Albany, Silver Street Elementary, Pine View Elementary and Galena Elementary.

The school's superintendant also proposed moving fifth grade students and teachers to middle schools.

District officials say they don't plan to lay off teachers or school workers and they are not asking for higher taxes but they have to find a way to cut nearly $7 million from their budget.

WHAS11's Adrianna Hopkins was at the meeting and has a full report in the video above.

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