With their recent decision to cut $15 million in annual funding, the Alpine School District is now at a loss.
The district is looking to find a way to pay for the programs it once funded, but they’re going to have to find new revenue.
They’re trying to figure out a way around the state’s budget cap, but that hasn’t been an issue for many years.
According to a report from the Arizona Daily Star, the district is currently looking at finding more than $40 million a year in additional funding to maintain the programs that it once supported.
Some of that money is expected to come from the state and other local sources.
If that money doesn’t materialize, the school board will be forced to either find other ways to pay teachers, or cut the programs.
In a statement to the Arizona Republic, Superintendent Steve Anderson said the district will continue to operate the Beauty Schools program through the end of the fiscal year.