Big changes coming to Beaufort County schools

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Superintendent of schools in Beaufort County spoke to volunteers about their upcoming importance to the 2012 school year Monday.

Especially since the school board voted to cut 80 positions county wide.

"There's always a challenge when you talk about people, and time, as well as funds in an economic downturn. All of those things are very, very precious. So we rely on our volunteers and our community energizers to help us with our schools," said Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Superintendent of Beaufort County Schools.

With the $6.8 million budget cut, they're going to put more students in each class, eliminate some literacy, math and science coaches, cut classroom supplies and some athletic programs.

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