Macomb schools face budget in the red

The Macomb School District faces a big budget deficit for the year.

According to the McDonough County Voice, board members expect the district's education fund to be $1.8 million in the red by the end of this current school year.

Five hundred thousand dollars of that deficit stems from a last minute reduction in state aid.

Meanwhile the district is dealing with reductions in state payments to cover special education, early childhood and transportation.

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