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The board says cutting personnel spending is high priority. The board says cutting personnel spending is high priority.
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur school leaders have more work to due on the proposed 2014 budget. The Decatur City School Board held the first of two budget hearings Wednesday afternoon.

Superintendent Ed Nichols said there is a little over $90 million in the budget. The main expenditure is in personnel and they would like to get that cost down. He hopes the increase in enrollment this year will help. "We've had several years of declining enrollment and now we've got an increase. That means additional revenue that will free up local money for us to be able to look at projects of new high schools we want to have," Nichols said.

The next budget hearing is September 10. School officials also met with two companies who specialize in designing high schools.

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