Alabama Schools Plans Projects With More Money From State

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things.

The Dothan Eagle reports that the money is available after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey this year signed off on the largest education budget to date, topping $7 billion.

The Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology Fund was appropriated $199 million – far more than last year’s $41 million appropriation.

The newspaper reports that most of that money is designated for school districts around the state.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com

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