Bright & Early: Railroaded Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Two weeks ago, officials with Metro Schools predicted a $35 million budget shortfall for the 2010 fiscal year, but the number has since been raised to $38 million. On top of a sales tax revenue shortage, the district also shell out some extra cash for higher-than-predicted employee insurance rates and 300 new charter school students. Consequently, we can expect to see some serious cuts for Metro this year.

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