Some Eastern KY schools are facing budget cuts
Many school districts across eastern Kentucky are trying to figure out how to cut hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars from next year's budget.
School officials say this is not the first year these cuts have been easy, but figuring out where to make them never has been easy.
WYMT is reporting that the Middlesboro Independent School system alone needs to cut $1 million.
The school district of about 1300 students will have to cut eight teaching positions, lose some central office staff, and even cut bus routes.
Superintendent Rita Cook says it's a painful process, but they are not alone.
Harlan County Schools say they have to cut approximately $1.8 million.