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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

December 12, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The tough economy is taking its toll on the Sumter County School District, forcing them to look at cutting some positions district wide.

Superintendent Dennis McMahon told us Friday the district has lost 260 students in the last year as a result of job losses in the community. It will cost the district $1.8 million dollars in funding and with promised cuts by the governor's office, they're bracing for even more cuts in funding.

McMahon said he hoped most of the cuts would come through attrition, but said the board would reevaluate the issue in February.

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