Superintendent says schools in "financial crisis"

Thus. March 10, 2011

Good afternoon - this is Bob Howell in the WSFA 12 Newsroom.
"A financial crisis" is how Alabama's School Superintendent describes the governor's education budget.  Dr. Joe Morton says the plan simply doesn't include enough money for schools to make their payroll.  So what can be done?  Watch tonight - starting at 5 p.m. - as WSFA 12 News Reporter Sally Pitts lays out our options and talks with one local superintendent about what it would take for his school to survive under the proposed education budget.
Democrats in the Alabama legislature tried to stall consideration of a bill to change the method used to fund education in the state and another piece of legislation to eliminate the DROP program.  We'll tell you how long they held off the Republican majority in the House and Senate.
Folks in Conecuh County not happy with a proposal to build the country's largest landfill in their backyard.  We were at a hearing there this afternoon and will tell you the status of the project.
The SLE rodeo is back in town.  We'll have a preview from Garrett Coliseum.
Auburn tangled with Georgia in the first game of the SEC Basketball Tournament.  We're in Atlanta for the story in sports at 6 and 10.
And, get ready for a downright cold night ahead....with temperatures in the 30's!
Hope you'll be able to join us.  And remember, you can get breaking news first on on line and on your smart phone. 
Take care,
Bob H.