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Big gaps anticipated in next year’s school budget

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Education in Alachua County may see some significant funding deficits.  WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says Alachua County is waiting on the state to hand down the latest figures.

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Alachua County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Keith Birkett says the county has built up a significant reserve to help allay the effects of the cuts, but that will only go so far.

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