Recognizing that the Griffin-Spalding County School System will have a shortfall of approximately $3 million in its 2009-2010 budget, Superintendent Jesse Bradley has formed a cost containment committee to consider ideas for handling the deficit.
Finance Director Jim Smith will serve as chairman of the committee. School administrators and principals will also serve on the committee.
“The committee will be tasked with identifying potential areas of cost savings. These include reducing current expenses or revamping areas of operation in ways that lower the cost of services,” Bradley said. “Primary consideration should be given to ideas that maintain the system’s ability to provide instruction to students in an efficient and effective manner.”
The primary reason for the anticipated shortfall in funding is the “current crisis in the state budget.”