Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- A state finance report shows tax collections for the Alabama Education Trust fund fell 12.6% October through December.
If trends don't change, it could force Gov. Bob Riley to increase proration - cuts in budgeted trust-fund spending.
Elmore County Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham says, "we are still reeling from the last round of cuts."
Dr. Langham continued, " in our local school systems, there's not a lot of excess to cut, the last thing we want to tamper with are successful programs, and certainly do not want to even consider the prospect of layoffs."