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Morton Says Fewer Ala. Teachers, Staff In 2010-11

Montgomery, AL – Superintendent Joe Morton says he expects there will be fewer teachers and staff members at Alabama schools in the upcoming year because of lower sales tax revenues.

Morton spoke at the State Board of Education's monthly meeting on Thursday and said the employees that will likely be affected are those who are paid from state sources and local taxes.

He said his department is conducting a survey of local school systems to see how they're faring, but the exact number of affected employees won't be known until later.

Morton said the situation will get better as the school year goes on and more taxes are collected.

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