Proposals presented at state superintendent's meeting

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - State Superintendent Dr. Joe Morton says 2011 could be the hardest year for Alabama's schools.

Superintendents from across the state heard the news today in a meeting. Dr. Joe Morton presented proposals for the next legislative session.

The proposals included increasing the K-12 budget and having education employees pay a little more out of their pocket for health insurance.

Morton says right now K-12 gets 68.8 percent of the education budget. He hopes to raise that figure to 70 percent for 2011.

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