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New super focuses on budget

June 29, 2003

Sylvester- Dr. Gary Russell has over 35 years of experience in education and was hired earlier this month as a replacement for current superintendent Donald Slate.

Russell already has a to do list planned which includes mapping out how the system will operate with a $1.4 million cut in this year's budget.

"Like everyone else we're going to take a look at our drop-out rate and see if we can improve that. We're going to take a look at our instructional programs, and see what we can do to help make sure that we meet the children at risk programs that are out there and no child left behind and all those types of things," says Russell.

He says he also wants the board to look into planning a budget for more than just the current year.

Posted at 2:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com