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Funding top concern for Madison County, City school leaders

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School leaders met with legislators to discuss priorities for the upcoming legislative session. School leaders met with legislators to discuss priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Lawmakers met with Madison County education leaders Thursday to discuss what needs they would like to see addressed in 2014.

Funding is at the top of that list. Both Madison County and City school districts said that while their systems are growing, the amount of money they get from the state has decreased.

Both districts would like to see funds restored for both maintenance and transportation issues. Education leaders would also like to see the districts move from elected to appointed superintendents.

"It's just an open line of communication and it's kind of an appreciation but also an open dialogue, because they're about to start their session and we just want to make sure we have that open line of dialogue so we can take care of our schools," said Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. David Copeland.

The 2014 legislative session starts Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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