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Official: County schools need to be aware of demographic trends

Falling student population affects budget

The Calhoun County school system is operating on a balanced budget, but a falling student population is a crucial factor planners will need to remember down the line.

That was the message earlier this month from the school board’s chief financial officer, John Godwin, who presented the 2022-23 budget at the board’s regular meeting. The board voted to approve the document, which anticipates spending $134,324,620 during the fiscal year.